Theme for Tree Week


  • 1 the tree
  • Tree Week 2
  • 3 Origins on tree day
  • 4 Benefits of trees
  • 5 References

the tree

Trees are a vital resource for society, as they are the link between green nature and human beings, and they have played an important role in preserving energy, softening air, protecting water resources, and contributing to improving the general health of the population, as it was an essential element for human survival; Because of the food and oxygen that it provides, and with the development of time, the importance of trees has increased, as man relied on them to build his house, treat diseases, and make tools, and to this day, and with the expansion of modern lifestyles, the value of trees continues to increase, as they meet additional needs To the community. [1] [2]

Tree Week

People usually celebrate between 7-14 March in what is called the tree week to motivate individuals and make them aware of the importance of the tree and the possibility of preserving it, as the organizers unite the efforts of individuals to send an environmental awareness message aimed at protecting the nature that provides humanity Healthy life. The Week of the Tree is a voluntary opportunity in which individuals of all ages join in celebrating nature and its many resources by planting trees in public property. [2] In the seventies of the nineteenth century, many American states took the day of the tree as an official holiday, and in the eighties of the nineteenth century, the custom of tree planting was observed as a memorial in American schools, to honor celebrities, or to signify a specific historical event. It is worth noting here that many countries of the world celebrate this occasion on a different day, and under a different name as well.[3]

Origins on tree day

The appreciation of trees and forests in the modern era can be linked to a large extent to the day of the tree, which is a day in which the planting of trees is celebrated and preserved, and despite the fact that it did not take the same place as other festivals, it is considered one of the world occasions in various countries The world, and the origins of the tree feast go back to the early 1870s, when journalist Julias Stirling Morton and his wife moved to Nebraska in 1854 AD and planted a variety of trees along the desolate plain. Edited, Articles Sponsor the dissemination of knowledge, and stressed the importance of the environment within his city, as was his posts in the Nebraska Council of Agriculture. [4]
Morton proposed in 1872 AD that a day be allocated to tree planting in Nebraska, and in appreciation of his efforts, the Agricultural Council approved on April 10, April 1872 AD the appointment of a day called Tree Day (in English: Arbor Day), where Morton led a project to bring the first shipment, to plant what Almost a million trees, and his endeavors were successful, and in 1885 AD, the date of the tree day was changed to April 22, April, which is Morton's birth day, and made it an official holiday in Nebraska, and within 20 years, most of the American states celebrated the tree feast , as it helped The Birdsey Northrop farms, spread this day more widely in Europe, Canada, And Australia. [4]

And the tree feast in 1970 became one of the festivals recognized in almost all parts of the country, thanks to the efforts of Richard Nixon, who took to achieve this a group of environmentally friendly projects. In the United States of America, despite Morton's death in 1902 AD, the memorial of Tree Day is still celebrated in Washington , DC , with a statue that was dedicated to "Father of the Day of the Tree", in the National Hall of Fame. [4]

Benefits of trees

Trees are considered the largest plant on the planet earth, and it is not hidden to anyone that they are beneficial to humanity, as they have many benefits represented by increasing oxygen in the atmosphere, in addition to storing carbon, achieving stability in the soil, and creating a balanced wild life, as it is the link between the past and the present. And the future, and a detailed explanation of the benefits of trees, and their impact on: health, environment, wildlife, and social and economic life, follows: [5]
  • Health: trees help to absorb pollutants from the air. Each tree alone contributes to removing 1.7 kg of dust every year. It also provides shade and reduces noise. On the other hand, there are more than 20 types of British trees that have medicinal properties. The oil in the bark of the tamul tree contains a disinfectant, and the presence of an individual in the green areas reduces blood pressure , slows the heart rate and reduces stress.
  • The environment: trees help absorb carbon dioxide . In contrast, the carbon that trees store in their wood helps reduce global warming, and trees help reduce wind speed and air cooling, as they can reduce temperatures by up to 7 degrees. Celsius, in addition to helping to prevent flooding, and reduce soil erosion, because it absorbs thousands of liters of rain water.
  • Wildlife: trees help provide shelter, food for birds , insects, and fungi, and their trunks provide housing for many types of birds, and insects: bats, owls, woodpeckers, and beetles. Oak trees are also home to nearly 500 different species of neighborhoods. Wild.
  • Communities: Forests are considered a place for sporting activities, such as: walking, jogging, and children's games, as well as an important place for bird watching.
  • Economic growth: Individuals prefer to live close to natural areas, as studies indicate that the average house prices rise by 5-18% when real estate is close to trees.
  • Protecting the future: Gardens and trees will become an important element in urban life, as more people live in cities than in rural areas.