Are you done with your Christmas shopping? Have you wrapped up all of your Christmas good deeds? Because I’ve got just one more opportunity to sneak in there. I’ve been meaning to tell y’all about this campaign all month, and I’m kind of bummed that it took me so long, because this is such a cute one!
Green is Universal and the Arbor Day Foundation have teamed up once again for their annual Share a Tree campaign. This year, for every digital tree shared before the end of December, the Arbor Day Foundation will plant a tree and for every 25,000 shared, Green is Universal will donate $5,000. They’ve created a virtual forest and people can visit the site, decorate a tree and easily share it on social media.
Here’s the tree that we made. And by “we” I mean my four year old daughter. It’s easy!
Or if you want to make the process even easier, watch for the #ShareATree hashtag, because if you RT or share someone else’s tree, that counts, too! You can click here to retweet my tree! You have until December 31 (12 p.m. ET).
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.