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Being a Tree-Lover is Easier Than You Thought

Arbor Day is just around the corner, and while we enjoy highlighting the trees we sell in-store, we want to add a special touch to the occasion by exploring how to plan meaningful Arbor Day activities. From planting a sapling to volunteering with a local conservation group, there are countless ways to get involved and make a positive impact. Join us in recognizing the beauty and value of trees on Arbor Day and every day after.

Why Arbor Day Matters:

Arbor Day is more than just tree planting; it’s a worldwide celebration of our trees and the vital role they play in our ecosystems. The World Economic Forum states that “trees play a vital role in regulating climate and weather patterns by absorbing vast amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2).” They also supply us with oxygen, purify the air we breathe, and provide important habitats for animals. And with initiatives like the US’s ambitious plan to plant a billion trees, there’s no shortage of ways we can pitch in and help our trees thrive! 

Here are some ways you can jump into the action:

  • Plant a tree. Pick a spot in your local park or neighborhood and get your hands dirty! Before you get started, do a little research to find the perfect tree species and location, and make sure to follow proper planting techniques. Don’t hesitate to reach out to local authorities or environmental groups for some guidance.
  • Join a tree-planting event. Keep an eye out for upcoming tree-planting events in your community. These activities often offer tools and direction, as well as the chance to bond with other nature enthusiasts while working to improve green spaces. 
  • Volunteer with a conservation group. Many conservation groups rely on volunteers for tree planting, path maintenance, and invasive species removal. Participate in local chapters of organizations such as the Arbor Day Foundation or your area’s Department of Natural Resources.
  • Educate others about trees. It’s easy to spread the word with social media. Use hashtags like #GrowATree to share educational resources, attend tree-related seminars or talks, and invite your friends to come with you.
  • Speak up for trees. Work with local legislators and community leaders to push for policies that protect and improve tree health. Whether it’s expanding urban forests or incorporating tree-friendly plans into city projects, your voice matters.
  • Support eco-friendly businesses and products. Purchase products and services from companies that are committed to sustainable practices and environmental responsibility. This article explores the top five wood certificates for sustainability, including the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification. You may see these certifications while shopping around!  
  • Enjoy nature and share your love for trees. Take a breather and connect with nature by going on hikes, picnics, or leisurely walks around parks or natural areas. Use these opportunities to notice and appreciate the beauty of the trees around you. 


As Arbor Day approaches, we reflect on the enormous impact that trees have on our lives and the significance of protecting the environment. We’re so happy to have recently joined forces with Standard Farms and Ancient Roots during the first two weeks of April in our own tree planting effort. For every product sold during this partnership, both us and our partners contributed $1.00 per product ($.50 each). We are grateful for everyone’s support in contributing to such a meaningful cause– your Mavuno haul made a huge difference!