12 Reasons to Give Away Live Tree Seedlings for Earth Day
Mar 2, 2009
Although I sell tens of thousands of eco tote bags, biodegradable sports bottles, and items made from recycled tires, denim, plastic, etc. â€“ I am especially proud of the fact that I also sell hundreds of thousands of live tree seedlings for Earth Day promotions.
These live seedlings come in either a recyclable 10″ plastic bag or tube—with a logo on them.
Here are 12 reasons why live tree seedling are the perfect gift for any Earth Day event or promotion:
1. An average tree absorbs ten pounds of pollutants from the air each year, including four pounds of ozone and three pounds of particulates (Source: Center for Urban Forest Research, Pacific Southwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service, Davis, California
2. A full grown tree provides an estimated $273 a year in reduced costs for air conditioning, erosion control, storm water control, air pollution, and wildlife shelter. (Source: City of Portland, Oregon).
3. Shade from trees can cool buildings up to 20 degrees in the summer. (Source: City of Portland) One medium-sized tree planted within 60 feet (more…)