For the Next Generation of Tree Guardians
Welcome to The Astonishing World of Trees
The Astonishing World of Trees is a civic- and community-engagement program, that bridges schools, community and public works through the arts. We seek to help you expand your abilities to see, appreciate and value the trees in your immediate environment and understand the essential role they play in our lives.
Trees—in our neighborhoods and in forests—are the vital organs of the earth—they breathe oxygen into the air; protect freshwater resources; provide home to numerous species, and are a vital source of food, shelter and even medicine for us all. They soothe us when we’re stressed and cool us when we’re hot. As a matter of fact, the list of what trees do for us and can teach us is astonishing!
We invite you to join in the adventure of exploring the mysterious, intriguing, generous, humorous and inspirational world of trees. And we promise—you’ll be astonished by what you’ll learn, and you will never look at a tree the same way again!
About Jeri Love
Jeri Love is a professional writer, environmental educator and an award-winning Tree Photographer. Her photography has been included in solo exhibitions and juried shows nationwide, including the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in Chicago, and galleries located in Southern California, Colorado, Illinois, Michigan and Vermont.
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Astonished by Trees
Just west of Kalamazoo, Michigan, there is a small grove of juvenile sugar maple trees, with thin, distorted trunks and scars. It is simultaneously...
“Arbor Day…which has already transplanted itself…to every state in the American Union and has even been adopted in foreign lands…is not like other holidays. Each of those reposes on the past, while Arbor Day proposes for the future.”
J. Sterling Morton,Founder of Arbor Day
The next time you step outside and inhale fresh air, Thank Your Trees! The next time you drink a glass of fresh, clean water, Thank Your Trees! The...
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