This Valentine’s Day, Hug a Tree

Written by Christina Miller on February 5, 2014 in General
MXtreesBlogThe month of love is upon us, and what better way to spread the sentiment than by hugging a tree? Maybe it’s not the first thing that comes to mind around Valentine’s Day, but shouldn’t hugging these life-giving sources get top billing with our loved ones?


Lucas and Josefine love planting trees together on their hillside farm in Zumbador, Dominican Republic.

Trees are the backbone for rural communities. They provide a lifetime of benefits like abundant crops that put food on the table, income for families, and education for children. They bring self-sufficiency, sustainability, and opportunities. Trees are always growing, giving back, and producing new life. They are strong, generous, and persevering. They create the very air we breathe. When you look at it that way, don’t you want to go hug a tree?

This year we decided to combine our love for trees and people by encouraging our supporters to purchase an alternative Valentine’s Day present. Why not plant a tree—or an entire grove—in honor of a loved one? You can choose one tree for $1, an orchard for $10, a hillside for $25, or a grove for $50. This unique gift will make a global impact for the same price as a Valentine’s Day card or a bouquet of flowers.

When you show love to those around you this Valentine’s Day, don’t forget the trees! They make life possible for many rural communities, and are a source of love that keeps on giving.

Look here to see Plant With Purpose’s Valentine’s Day Gift Catalog and be sure to print out your free Valentine’s Day card with your purchase.

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