It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Chapter 8, Page 4, Book 16

Someone’s sitting in the shade today
because someone planted
a tree a long time ago.
 Warren Buffett 

August 4th - keeping cool in the shade

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the blue sky, is by no means waste of time. 

John Lubbock

We plant trees primarily for their beauty and to provide shade but they do create many other benefits. Trees can sooth and relax us and help us connect to nature and our surroundings. The color green is a calming, cool color that helps your eyes quickly recover from strain. By planting and caring for trees, you help improve your surrounding, reduce pollution,  and also lower energy costs.

A tree can be a natural air conditioner. The evaporation from a single tree can produce the cooling effect of 10 room size air conditioners operating 20 hours a day.

Did you know that if you see no shadow you should seek the shade! If your shadow is shorter than you are, you're likely to sunburn.

 Trees help settle out and trap dust, pollen and smoke from the air. The dust level in the air can be as much as 75 percent lower on the sheltered side of the tree compared to the windward side.

One large tree can supply a day's supply of oxygen for four people . 

Trees help people reflect positively on life' changes.

Trees are nature’s sunscreen.  


betty said...

Trees indeed are very vital in our world for so many good reasons :)



"The evaporation from a single tree can produce the cooling effect of 10 room size air conditioners operating 20 hours a day." Fascinating tidbit of information.

baili said...

liked your each word trees are source of inspiration for life ,i grew up among lots of trees and in this city i managed to have atleast one tree which helps to lighten my breathing

jack69 said...

Trees, from a kid they have fascinated me. Making tree houses or just climbing. We got to see the cottonwood trees that PA (Of little house on the Prairie) planted at their homeplace in Desmit. I never respected the strength and age of a tree more.