Every day I am thankful to drive into work and see Trees, but I am even more thankful to work for a company that gives back to our community. Fannin Tree Farm does a lot for the community, but I think my favorite thing I have been able to do, in giving back with Fannin, is working with Girl Scout Troop 6544 to get their tree badge. This group of girls are 12 now and have been together since 1st grade. They are what I hope our future is. Leaders that are strong, kind, knowledgeable, always learning, supporting each other and honestly making the world a better place.
To get a Girls Scout badge for Trees there are several things you must do:
- Try some tree fun
- Dig into the amazing science of trees
- Make a creative project starring trees
- Explore the connection between people and trees
- Help trees thrive
We worked in the classroom and on our tree lot to learn about trees, their uses, living green, how to identify them and how to create and make a field guide for scientific research. We went out to our tree yard and worked on identifying trees by leaves, shape, bark and other identifying features. We also started their field guide books and they started their first pages.
I started the training saying, “When I’ve earned this badge, I’ll have gone to the root of what trees are all about and branched out as a naturalist.” I hope that the knowledge they left with will keep them encouraged to help our environment, save trees and be advocates for our world’s nature as a naturalist.
I’ll leave you with a reminder of 10 reasons to be thankful for trees:
- Trees shade and cool
- Trees reduce stress
- Trees improve the soil
- Trees reduce violence
- Trees clean the air
- Trees increase property value
- Trees bring people together
- Trees reduce noise pollution
- Trees Support wildlife
- Trees enhance the view
If you looking for new trees, Fannin Tree Farm would be happy to show you around and help choose the perfect tree for you and your family. Call one of our tree specialists at 972.747.9233.