I like to make tree jokes because my boyfriend's last name is Oakes. Yes, I am 23 years old. I am not going to share any of those jokes in this post though because I am just promoting Odwalla's 2010 Plant a Tree program: http://www.odwalla.com/plantatree/
When I was in 4th or 5th grade, I planted 3 "helicopter" seeds in the middle of my backyard, thinking that only one would survive (kind of like implanting more than one fertilized egg in artificial insemination, or whatever that's called). All three seeds grew into trees, so I regularly trimmed two of them, so only one would grow up completely. About 13 years later, that tree is taller than my two-story house, and it's beautiful. I love it, and I think it's very funny that my dog, Willy, likes to chew on the helicopter seeds that my tree now produces.
Odwalla's program is simple: "For the past 2 years, along with your help, Odwalla has made a commitment to our state parks by donating money to help plant trees. It’s pretty simple. We provide the trees, and you get to decide how much support each state gets."
I just planted a tree in Iowa through Odwalla earlier today, and I invite you to do the same thing. "One acre of trees is need to offset the annual CO2 from a typical passenger car." It's very easy to do, you don't need to consume Odwalla (I don't), and it's free.
Someday I hope to be a tree...
Note: I added the photo of an oak tree on 6-3-10.