It’s all about the trees at Christmas. Whether fake or real, Christmas trees are one of the symbols of the season that bring joy to so many.
Wouldn’t it be nice to share that joy all year round? Well, you can! You can give the gift of a real tree to help clean our country’s air – and save a bird species. And it’s FREE!!!!
All you have to do – and here’s the really fun and simple part! – is to visit the Green Is Universal Share a Tree 2014 site.
On the site you have two choices. You can choose among hand drawn trees created by NBCUniversal celebrities, such as Meredith Viera or Ian Ziering with his Sharknado tree! These are known as Celebratrees. Just click on the link and share. (No registration or sign in is needed!!!!)
Perhaps you’d like to be creative. Click on the Decorate a Tree tab. Then a green Christmas tree will pop up and you can choose from a tree topper, garland and ornaments to add. This will be GREAT fun for kids!!
With either option, you can instantly share to Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Email or Google Plus and – voila! – you’ve planted a real tree through the Arbor Day Foundation. Be sure to use the #ShareATree hashtag, because anytime someone retweets or shares your tree, another real tree will be planted, too!
For every digital tree shared before December 31, the Arbor Day Foundation will plant one real tree. For every 25,000 trees shared, NBCUniversal is donating $5,000.
The Share a Tree Program will help the Arbor Day Foundation plant trees all across the United States in our national forests, state forests, and state parks. Two places in which trees will be planted is in Michigan’s Mackinaw and Ausable State Forests.
Jack pine trees will be planted to improve the habitat of the endangered Kirtland’s warbler. This neotropical migratory songbird’s breeding habitat is almost exclusively confined to young, dense Jack pine stands in the area. Today, Kirtland’s warblers are found in only ten counties on Michigan’s northern lower peninsula and four counties in the upper peninsula. Efforts by the Arbor Day Foundation’s replanting partners have increased the number of singing males from less than 200 to more than 1,900, bringing the species back from the brink of extinction.
This is perhaps the easiest way to do some good in the world. All you have to do is have fun and share a Christmas tree. There’s no registration or log in required. Won’t you please #ShareATree and help save a species?