It's such a green time of the year, with Earth Day behind us and Arbor Day ahead of us. In honor of April 29, take a moment to enjoy these Arbor Day memes that celebrate the beauty, function, and inevitable need for trees.
If you've never heard of Arbor Day before, then let me break it down for you a bit. In 1594, the first version of Arbor Day took place in Spain. America took a few centuries to follow suit, but eventually celebrated the tree-loving holiday in 1872 by planting an estimated one million trees in Nebraska City. Arbor Day is still celebrated around the world by a plethora of countries. While its date may vary according to location and year, the truth behind it stands firm: we need trees.
Trees obviously provide us with copious amounts of oxygen, but they do so much more than that too. From helping to create an ecosystem for animals to absorbing harmful gasses, trees are astonishingly impressive in regards to what they contribute to this planet. However hippie it may sound, you may be able to do nothing more helpful for humankind this Friday than planting a tree. It doesn't have to be big, and it doesn't have to be fancy, but it has to have roots and the potential to grow into something that can help the world and those of us who inhabit it. Just consider it, that's all I'm asking.
It's about time.
No one is safe from its stare.
An interesting choice, TBH.
When memes make you think.
Like, what have humans done today?
An Arbor Day pun that never gets old.
Trees are a worthy hero.
There's something about this that is both adorable and terrifying.
Too bad we're letting them go to waste.
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