As an integral part of the Earth's atmospheric exchange cycle, trees clean the air we breathe and the water we drink. Both beautiful and complex, trees not only provide inspiration for artists and writers, they also provide social, ecological and economical benefits. Unfortunately,
there just aren't enough trees to fully counter our daily carbon footprint.
You can plant a tree today - and not even get your hands dirty. According to the Washington Arbor Day Council, 100,000 trees taking root today will absorb about a million pounds of carbon dioxide annually by 2010.