Trees are important to the existence and diversity of life on earth, and to maintaining the earth's ecology. Their root systems store carbon dioxide, move water, and produce oxygen. Trees hold stream and river banks, help with erosion control, conserve water, and prevent floods. The organic matter of soil is made from remnants of trees, which recycle nutrients such as nitrogen, carbon, and oxygen. On top of this, trees give us shade. With all these benefits, what's not to love about them?

Trees may be pteridophytes such as tree ferns, gymnosperms such as conifers, and angiosperms, which are flowering plants. Angiosperms are divided into monocotyledons and dicotyledons. Palm trees are the most common monocotyledons, and most trees are dicotyledons. Common dicotyledons include birches, hollies, maples, magnolias, elms, oaks, ashes, poplars, and willows. Trees are grouped in other ways, such as being softwoods or hardwoods, and being evergreen or deciduous.

Love a Tree Day is observed next on Saturday, May 16th, 2020. It has always been observed annually on May 16th.

How to Observe

There are many ways to celebrate Love a Tree Day:

  • literally hug a tree
  • climb a tree
  • water a tree
  • identify trees
  • trim a tree in your yard
  • adorn a tree with a bird feeder or bird house
  • plant a tree

Occurrence Patterns

ObservedFirst YearLast Year
annually on May 16th--



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