"When is the best time to plant a tree? Twenty years ago. The second best time? Today."
- Chinese proverbTrees are important, valuable and necessary to our very existence. It's not too hard to believe that, without trees we humans would not exist on this beautiful planet. Trees are the largest and longest living organisms on earth. To grow tall the tree has become a miracle of engineering and a complex chemical factory. It is able to take water and salts out of the earth and lift them up to the leaves, sometimes over 400 ft above. By means of photosynthesis the leaves combine the water and salts with carbon dioxide from the air to produce the nutrients which feed the tree. In this process, as well as wood, trees create many chemicals, seeds and fruit of great utility to man. Trees also remove carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas, from the air.*
The project is running under the auspices of the group
This is the 2nd year of the project. And as spring is coming again, and the time for planting trees is just right, we would like to remind you about it. There are many of artist offering art for trees - so let's plant some trees and make the world a greener place! -=MirachRavaia
How can you join? There are two ways, both important for the project.
1. Plant a tree!
The spring is coming, and that's the best time for planting trees! It is not that hard as it might seem to you. If you don't know how to do it, this tutorial might help you:
Take a photo of yourself planting the tree (or as much of yourself as you are willing to show), and submit it to the special "Art for Trees" folder in #TreeLovers' gallery. You don't have to be a member of the group to submit to this folder. You can also link to this journal in the comments, so more people get to know about it. The photo must be new, taken this year.
2. Offer art for trees!
We are looking for artists who donate a free commission for every tree planted. For every planted tree, you will receive one free commision. The artists will be assigned randomly to the "planters". (So don't be dissappointed if you don't get a picture from the person you wanted.) If you want to offer art for trees, please comment on this journal, and state how many free commissions you are willing to donate. You can also state what type of commision you would prefer to do. If there are more "planters" than artists, I will personally take care of the remaining commissions.
When you upload the art created for this project, please link to this journal in the comments. You can also submit it to the "Art for Trees" folder, even if it doesn't feature a tree.
What if you offered art, but the situation changed, and you don't have time to do it anymore? No worries! When your commission is assigned, I will first contact you with the name of the "planter", and ask if you are still interested in offering the commission. If not, another artist will be assigned. You can also note me to temporaly or permanently remove you from the list of artists.
Spread the word!
Everybody who s this journal and spreads the word about it by posting a journal with a link to it, will get a feature in my journal and #TreeLovers' blog!
When does the project end?
It does not! Not all people have spring right now, so the project will run all year round, as long as people are willing to plant trees and offer art!
*sources: [link] [link]