Arbor Day should motivate us to appreciate the power and magic of trees. Trees offer us many benefits, including food, shade, oxygen, dynamic landscapes, and more. They represent reliability, as they stand tall and strong over time. Trees are majestic living beings that continue growing for years, decades, and even centuries.
Here are some beautiful trees that we should be grateful for:
Redwoods, or sequoias, grow to be incredibly tall. Their height is comparable to skyscrapers as they soar great heights. These reddish, cinnamon-colored trees can primarily be found along the Western U.S. coast. Gaze upward and be amazed by their towering build.
The magnolia tree is a typically southern tree that with lovely colors and a pleasant fragrance. These trees have glossy leaves of many different colors. The leaves also vary in size, making every tree unique and dynamic. Plant one in your backyard to embellish your outdoor space’s appearance.
Dogwoods can appear to be shrub-like or with a strong trunk. They produce beautiful, light-colored flowers that usually bloom in the late Spring and early summer season.
Sugar maples thrive in North America. They grow to be massive, with leaves that change colors according to the season. Better yet? These trees also provide sweet maple syrup for pancakes, waffles, and more. Enjoy a fall drive through several states or Canada to see the maples’ beautiful fall colors.
Want to see something magnificent? The Roosevelt Pine, a giant sequoia tree, is a famous highway stop for American road trippers. This tree stands 250 feet tall and has a lifespan of up to 3,000 years. Check out this tree or other sequoia pines near you.
Weeping willows have a magical element to them. They include solid trunks and branches with dangling leaves that dance in the wind. Weeping willows are excellent places to shelter yourself from the sun and sit in nature.
Citrus trees don’t always have to grow outside. You can keep one indoors and have access to your very own lemons, limes, or oranges. Note, however, that you need to invest plenty of time and care into your indoor citrus tree. Enjoy seeing your citrus fruits grow bigger and ripen for your enjoyment in your favorite dishes or drinks.
We are so lucky to be surrounded by so many diverse trees that are amazing to look at and offer pleasant rewards like shelter, food, and even something sweet. Find a tree to hug this Arbor Day!
What’s your favorite tree?