Celebrate Earth Day - Be a Force For Nature!
We're helping Trees For The Future with a little help from our friends and family.
For Every $Dollar you spend on Dogs For The Earth Organic Dehydrated Dog Food & Treats,
we will plant a tree with Trees For The Future
... as a thank you ...
YOU GET A FREE BAG OF TREATS!*
Last year, 2016, we were able to donate over 3000 trees! Yes, Dog Lovers are Earth Lovers and we are all so very grateful for your support.
Trees For The Future bring hope & salvation all over the Earth. They have planted tress all over the world in an incredible range of environments from coastal areas to mountains, restoring soil that had been unproductive for decades or even hundreds of years.
After many years of informal operations, Trees for the Future (‘TREES’) was incorporated as a 501 (c) (3) public charity in Maryland on August 14, 1989. Over the years TREES has assisted thousands of communities in planting millions of trees in 19 countries.
Planting Trees, Changing Lives.
We're feeling the LOVE for our planet and you! THANKS for helping!
Walking among trees makes us more relaxed, nicer people.
It should come as no surprise by now that walking among trees has health benefits. Shinrin-yoku or "Forest Bathing" is a practice in Japan, where people are encouraged to visit and spend time in a forest to improve their health.
"Studies have confirmed that spending time within a forest setting can reduce psychological stress, depressive symptoms, and hostility, while at the same time improving sleep and increasing both vigor and a feeling of liveliness," reports Mother Earth News. "These subjective changes match up nicely with objective results reported in nearly a dozen studies involving 24 forests—lower levels of cortisol and lower blood pressure and pulse rate."
Just the smell of trees has health benefits. "Chemicals secreted by trees, known as phytoncides, have been linked with improved immune defense as well as a reduction in anxiety and increase in pain threshold," reports Slate Medical Examiner in an article on the health benefits of nature. Studies have also shown that children with ADHD who play in a green outdoor environment, rather than an indoor or constructed environment, show a decrease in their symptoms. Even just living around more trees means a healthier overall mental state. A recent study showed that Londoners who live near trees take fewer antidepressants.
Of course, being in a forest also means there's a certain amount of exercise going on. Exercise is a proven solution for many ailments including fatigue, depression, anxiety and of course obesity. Combining the benefits of movement with the benefits of a forest setting is an extra-strong prescription for many health issues.
If there is one good thing you're going to do for yourself today, perhaps it should be heading out the door to go take a walk in a forest or a tree-lined park.
So take your dog for a walk amid the trees!
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An average size tree produces enough oxygen in one year to keep a family of four breathing.
Three trees planted in the right place around buildings can cut air-conditioning costs up to 50 percent.
Trees increase the value of property. Houses surrounded by trees sell for 18-25 percent higher than houses with no trees.
Trees generate jobs and contribute raw materials for buildings, newspapers, books and more than 15,000 other forest products. Trees are renewable, biodegradable and recyclable. Wood by-products become such products as vitamins, plastics, vanilla flavoring, photographic film, toothpaste and medicines.
By planting 20 million trees, the earth and its people will be provided with 260 million more tons of oxygen. Those same 20 million trees will remove 10 million tons of CO2.
Trees provide shelter and food for wildlife such as birds, squirrels, and bugs. Groves of trees provide food and cover for larger mammals, such as raccoons and deer.
Trees make people feel good. Workers are more productive when they see trees along their commute routes and from their office windows.
Hospital patients who have a view of trees heal faster, use fewer pain medications, and leave the hospital sooner than patients with a view of a brick wall. Patients with a view of trees spend 8 percent fewer days in the hospital.
Consumers are willing to spend more money in shopping districts with trees. They are willing to pay more for products purchased in a shopping district with trees. Those same shoppers also say they are willing to stay longer and rate the products and stores as higher quality in a shopping district with the trees.
Trees in the landscape relax us, lower heart rates, and reduce stress.
It doesn't get better than this!