Brighter Blooms Nursery hopes to have donated over 30,000 trees to be planted in third-world countries by the end of 2011.
Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) April 21, 2011
Brighter Blooms Nursery, one of the fastest-growing mail-order gardening companies online, has teamed up with Trees for the Future, announcing that for every plant sold online, one will be donated to a third-world country.
The announcement comes just in time for Earth Day on April 22nd.
The Plant-a-Tree partnership fits in perfectly with 2011's Earth Day theme- "A Billion Acts of Green". The subject matter focuses on a people-powered campaign to perform a billion acts of environmental service and support through next year.
Trees for the Future has planted over 50 million trees and plants in over 58 countries worldwide. The partnership comes at the perfect time, when economically underdeveloped countries suffer from natural disasters that have left their land devastated and vulnerable.
Trees improve our air quality by filtering out harmful pollutants such as carbon monoxide and sulfur dioxide, and they give off the oxygen we need to breathe. Trees also provide a great service in helping to reduce storm water runoff to prevent devastating soil erosion and pollution to local waterways. And finally, many species of wildlife depend on trees to provide food, protection and a place to call home.
Recently, 300,000 farmers in Ethiopia have helped Trees for the Future plant trees to prevent soil erosion and provide a form of sustainable living. By planting hundreds of fruit trees, many families now have consistent sources of food that otherwise wouldn't be available.
Brighter Blooms Nursery hopes to have donated over 30,000 trees to be planted by the end of 2011. They specialize in flowering shrubs, such as double knockout roses, encore azaleas, wisteria plants and gardenia bushes.
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