Celebrated on May 16th

Love a Tree Day

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Challenge #1

Can you draw trees talking to each other?

Did you know: Trees are able to communicate and defend themselves against attacking insects. Scientists have found that trees can flood their leaves with chemicals called phenolics when the insects begin their raid. They can also signal danger to other trees so they can start their own defense.

Source: Precision Landscape and Tree

Challenge #2

Can you draw a beautiful GREEN tree?

Did you know: In one day, one large tree can lift up to 100 gallons of water out of the ground and discharge it into the air. Leaves appear green because chlorophyll absorbs red and blue light energy, causing the green energy to bounce off the leaf’s surface. 

Source: Trees are Good

Challenge #3

Can you draw a VERY, VERY tall tree?

Did you know: The tallest tree in the country is a Coast Redwood growing in northern California’s Redwood National Park. It is 369 feet tall and over 2000 years old! According to the last forest inventory, there are almost 247 billion trees over 1 inch in diameter in the U.S.

Source: Save a Tree