April 22, 2016

Planting Trees for Earth Day

Happy Earth Day!

Earth Day is celebrated on April 22 every year to support environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated by the Earth Day Network, and recognized by more than 193-countries around the world. One of its major initiatives is to plant more than seven-billion trees over the next five-years.

Trees are very important to our environment - they help combat climate change, provide habitat and food for birds and other animals, and release oxygen for us to live. In fact, in one year, an acre of mature trees can provide enough oxygen for 18-people.

In honor of Earth Day, we planted a large field of trees at my Bedford, New York farm. I love trees, and every year, I plant as many as I can. It is one way I can give back to the Earth and help to create a cleaner, healthier and more sustainable planet for my grandchildren, and for everyone.

Enjoy these photos of the latest stage of our great tree planting project.