Monday, August 5, 2019

#353 • Trees

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Trees. They're really quite astounding. I’ve just started reading a book called Lab Girl. It’s good, and a great way to escape to another universe for an hour or so.

Trees are important. They give us oxygen and store carbon. They provide shelter for wildlife and humans, and stabilize the soil. At one point, a third of our planet’s land was covered with trees. Today there are eighty billion trees in the protected forests of the western US. The ratio of trees to humans is well over 200. In the last ten years we’ve chopped down around fifty billion of them - and there will not be trees re-planted. Every ten years we humans cut down one percent of those forests.

I'm gong to take a walk to appreciate trees tonight, and pray we figure out how to curb our appetite for them.

Trees • 8" x 8" acrylic framed to 12" x 12" • $250

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