Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Happy Birthday Arboreality!

Today is Arboreality's first birthday. Arboreality was launched at 9:00pm PST October 3, 2005, and we've had a fun first year of tree blogging.

In honor of Arboreality's first birthday, from now until 11:59pm EST Friday, October 6th, 2006, every comment made by visitors on any post at Arboreality will count as one dollar towards a tree-planting donation with American Forests.

I will donate the full amount of the total number of comments, rounded up to the nearest five, in addition to the base $15.00 donation, to the American Forests’ Global ReLeaf International program.

If you would like to make your own donation, or donate in someone’s name, I recommend you check out the many ways to plant trees with American Forests. I have given these donations as birthday presents, Christmas presents, and more - recipients get a nifty certificate to boot! This makes an ecologically-friendly way to give a gift to a friend and to the Earth.

Of course, there's always the pleasure that comes from planting a tree for yourself out in your back yard! Go on - you don't need a reason!

Alright now Arborealists – speak out, and spread the word! Tell us why you love trees and forests, tell us about your favorite posts at Arboreality, or just say howdy!


  1. Happy, happy birthday. I love your blog. GOod luck with the tree $$$ collection!

    Huggs, G

  2. Congrats on the birthday!

  3. Happy Birthday!!

    Hmmm....why I love trees....there are the obvious reasons: they provide shade in the summer, protection from winds in the winter, oxygen of course. There is much more, though.

    I've always loved walking and hiking in forests. For several years, a friend and I met monthly (sunny, rainy, snowy...it didn't matter) and spent a lovely Saturday morning walking the trails at Beaver Lake Nature Center. There's something about spending time in even a little forest like that (600 acres) that is very grounding and centering, and makes you feel very connected to the environment....you sense how important it is to you, and how important you are to it (if that makes sense....it's difficult to verbalize. :-) ).

    Anyway...my husband loves trees, too. When we were house-hunting, any house that had a yard without trees was immediately dropped from the list!

  4. Well let me congratulate Aboreality on his (her?) birthday.

    You have really done a great service by creating this site, and informing us all about trees.

    And the donation is so classy and wonderful.

    Three cheers to you!!

  5. Happy anniversary. I never thought I would reach my first year.

    Trees and forests have always been a part of my life, and I knew which one was the right woman for me, because she loved being in the forest as well.

  6. Woo hoo! Happy Blogiversary! Thanks for a year of gorgeous trees. :)

  7. Happy Birthday, and what a great idea about the donation. Your photographs of the trees are gorgeous.

  8. Thank you everyone!

    Your presence at Arboreality is what makes this place fun!

  9. You rock, jlb! You've been one of my favorites since we found each other. Where else can I find someone who gets as excited about trilliums as I do?


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