How does it feel when you are surrounded by trees? For many, it can provide a sense of calm and relaxation. It has actually been demonstrated that exposure to trees and nature has a multitude of health benefits for people and communities. Trees also support clean air and water. And it is not just the trees in our forests – it’s the trees we walk by on the street in our cities and towns.
Let’s celebrate these trees and how we connect them – and work together to support the health of the tree canopy in our urban spaces. Rooted in Puget Sound is a space to do just this – an opportunity to share our love for trees and the stories of we connect with them.
Do you have a story you’d like to tell about a tree from your childhood? Would you like to express your love of a favorite trees through a poem, a photography, video or painting? Share it for a chance to win a prize! Include #RootedinPugetSound on Twitter or Instagram to enter. / (URL: washingtonnature.org/cities/trees)!
You also have opportunities to build new connections with trees through this campaign:
· Check out how some local artists are inspired by the trees around us
· Connect with local projects and volunteer! Check out local organizations working throughout Puget Sound to care for and plant more trees
· Visit us at a local event – check out where you can find us this summer.
By working together, we can all get more trees rooted in Puget Sound.