12 Reasons to Give Away Live Tree Seedlings for Earth Day
Mar 2, 2009
Earth Day is on April 22nd and companies keep asking for me for the best item to give away for that event.
Although I sell tens of thousands of eco tote bags, biodegradable sports bottles, and items made from recycled tires, denim, plastic, etc. Ã¢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