“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” – Chinese Proverb
As the above quote states, planting trees is an investment that everyone benefits from. Trees supply clean air, water, wildlife habitats, jobs in our communities, and wood products. Trees absorb and store carbon into their trunks, roots and limbs — and they do this for their entire life, which combats climate change.
Reforestation is the process of replanting trees in order to maintain healthy forests for generations to come. Foresters work to maintain a healthy and diverse population of trees to sustain diverse wildlife and overall forest health.
There is a great need for reforestation all over the world, but the number of dead trees in California’s forests dramatically increased in just one year. The latest survey from the United States Forest Service revealed that 26 million trees have succumbed to drought, a devastating bark beetle infestation, and hotter temperatures in 2015, but the number has increased even more with the amount of forest fires in 2016 and 2017. That brings the number of trees that have died in the Sierra Nevada to 66 million since 2010.
For a state already in the throes of fire season, the discovery of a 65 percent increase in the number of dead trees within its forests is a troubling sign. BUT YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE! :)
Please donate to my campaign -- anything you can give is a huge help. As a SPECIAL BONUS, when you make a donation of:
$11 or higher, you will receive a free download of my album "Bliss, Love, and Devotion: Sacred Chants" (Listen here: http://bit.ly/2irHfIf, pic above...if you received this before, then you will get a different one)
$22 or higher, you will receive an autographed CD of my album, "Crushing Blue Cupcakes" (Listen here: http://bit.ly/2xdEv4O, pic above)
$55 or higher, you will receive a One Tree Planted Reforestation T-shirt (pic above)
ANY DONATION OF ANY AMOUNT WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY ENTERED INTO OUR RAFFLE TO WIN A PAIR OF TREE TRIBE BAMBOO SUNGLASSES ($75 value)!!! (Click here: http://bit.ly/2vtrbXJ, pic above) Tree Tribe has already planted over 100,000 and we are excited to have them as a sponsor!
$1 plants one tree, and when they’re complete, One Tree Planted will send us photos and GPS coordinates so we can see the exact community we helped.
Please click on the button (or mail in cash or check with the code CALITREES), and make your donation today to help keep California's Forests alive!
Blessings & bliss,