2-Legged Lightning Boxer Pup

1023duncan8 We can all learn a few lessons from the amazing perseverance of animals. Duncan Lou Who is a boxer puppy with only 2-legs and is an amazing gift from the universe. Watch the video to see him flying across a field of leaves and grass. 1023duncan9Seriously, you would not know this guy is missing any legs by looking at his glowing face. Duncan Lou Who was born with a deformity which caused his legs and pelvis to be completely fused together. Amanda Giese from Panda Paws Rescue says that removing Duncan’s rear legs gave him the best chance at living a full life. Duncan does not even notice. Having gone 16 weeks without one, Duncan Lou Who will soon be learning how to use a cart. To prepare for the cart and straighten out his spine, Duncan is enrolled in massage therapy, physical therapy, and hydrotherapy.

Let’s all live our lives as happily and fully as Duncan!

Check out more videos of Duncan here!

Duncan running in the snow

Duncan perseveres up the stairs

Duncan Lou Who doing hydrotherapy


India Stomps Out a Disease

India has been battling with Polio since 1988 when a global effort to end the disease was launched. More than 200,000 children were were crippled by polio each year in India. Many health officials assumed the worst; they said India would be the last place on earth to eradicate the disease.

On March 27, 2014 India has reported its last case of Polio. Deepak Kapur, a leader of Rotary’s polio campaign, explains that ridding India of polio was a huge event and should not be overlooked. The few remaining countries still fighting the disease can learn from India, he says.

What’s India’s secret treatment? Immunizations, education, and innovation. Prevention was the first step. However, problems arose when the Indian population refused the vaccine due to preconceived notions. They thought the vaccine caused infertility in women  or was for political gains. Volunteer health workers gained the trust of people by giving the vaccine to their own grandchildren. Now that health workers had the population on their side, all they needed to do was find a way to keep the oral vaccine refrigerated. With ideas such as refrigerators powered by kerosene, India was able to vaccinate enough of its population to prevent any new cases from being reported after 2011. A child receives a polio vaccine from a medical volunteer in Amritsar, India.



Happiness is Possible

Ways to Increase your Happiness:

1. Exercise. Even if just a simple fast paced walk or taking the stairs rather than the elevator can make a difference. Getting your heart pumping teaches your body how to deal with the stress of exercise and in turn the stress of life. Opt for 10 minute bouts of exercise


2. Volunteer/ help someone in need. Helping a cause gets your mind focused on things besides your own life and gets your mind out of the gutter. 


3. Laugh. I like to keep a mental list on hand of what makes me laugh. Here’s mine: kids being ernest, animals cuddling, sarcasm, The Office, my mom, saying the word ‘poop’. To get in a good chuckle I simply search for one of these topics onto Google or call up mi madre. What’s on your list? 


4. Ask for a Hug. My significant other is never too busy to stop for a heart warming embrace. It’s free and it feels good!

5. Compliment someone. People are almost never expecting someone to say “that shirt looks great on you,” or “great haircut.” Give someone a lovely surprise! You might make their day.


What things make you happy?



Technology at its Finest

Ebeling traveled to Sudan in October 2013, and used a 3-D printer to fabricate a prosthetic arm for Daniel.

Mick Ebeling, founder of Not Impossible Labs and the Ebeling Group, has gone above and beyond to help those affected by the Sudanese government’s bombing raids. Ebeling stumbled upon the story of a boy in Sudan who had lost both of his arms to an explosion. At 12 years old, Daniel had avoiding losing his life to a bomb by wrapping himself around a tree. Without his arms, he had lost his will to live. Ebeling set out to create a 3-D printer for a prosthetic arm for Daniel.

The moment when Daniel used his printed arm to feed himself for the first time in two years.


Gathering knowledge from many professionals and experts, Ebeling successfully landed in Sudan with the tools to help. Daniel had gone without arms for two years before the prosthetic arm came about his way. Ebeling and Daniel worked countless hours fitting a prosthetic arm to him, but finally did. Ebeling explains that Daniel showed his first glimpse of happiness when he was able to feed himself for the first time in 2 years.


To make the project sustainable, Ebeling taught locals to 3-D print, so they could make arms and hands for other amputees.


Having helped one person, Ebeling has actually helped many more. Before he left Sudan, Ebeling gathered around the locals and carefully taught them how to use the 3-D printer. Many of the people had never seen a computer. With just as much perseverance as Ebeling had with coming to help, the locals, however, soaked in the information and set out to help other amputees.


M. Ebeling, How a 3-D printed arm gave hope to a boy maimed in bomb blast”. Mar 19, 2014. Retrieved from http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/19/opinion/3d-print-arm-daniel/index.html?hpt=wo_mid

Easy Ways to Help

Yatta yatta global warming. We get it, humans stink and are ruining the world. Tired of being asked for donations and told of how yet another species has died off? Here are some easy ways to help animals and the environment without reaching into your pocket.

The world is abundant and we can make change!

1. Use goodsearch.com. It is a search engine that donates money to the organization of your choice. Super easy, simply search for terms like you would on google and watch as you rack up donations and feel good feelings.

2. Reduce, reuse, recycle. We heard it as children growing up, but the saying still works. My trash can is actually smaller than my recycling bin. If you live somewhere where recycling is not available, ask for it to be.

I love Earth911.com because you can search for locations to recycle almost anything, including outdated tv’s, couches, plastic wrap, etc, etc.

3. Pay bills online instead of on paper. It’s easy and quick. Plus, you can set up autopay and avoid late fees!

4. Switch your electricity to renewable energy. Austin Energy offers the switch to GreenChoice. I am currently using wind power, if I can remember correctly. All I had to do was go on to the login page to view my bill and look around on the page for the GreenChoice option. Other programs exist too that do the same thing. Surprisingly, the cost is not much different than other electricity.

5. Compost. It’s easy and saves you money since you will buy far fewer trash bags! Build yourown bin, buy one from a store, or get some old storage bins and poke holes at the top. After a few weeks you get to enjoy free fertilizer!! Don’t have a lawn? Ask a homeowner if they might want it. 

Some compost bins do almost all of the work for you. Here’s an example, the Suncast TCB68oo Tumbling Composter.

Austin, and possibly other cities, offers a rebate for compost bins. Check it out at http://www.austintexas.gov/composting Up to a $75 value!

Check out 50 more ways to save the planet without much effort!

Life is Abundant!

I like to think that life is abundant and that everything and everyone around me is at peace. Life is good. “Pain is natures way of telling me I am off course,” I believe.  While I am not one to refuse medical care, I am a firm believer in addressing the cause of a problem in addition to treating the symptoms. For example, I have incredibly high blood pressure and am taking medicine for it. I believe my hypertension is a symptom of a bigger issue inside of me. Therefore, while my blood pressure is safely down because of the medicine I take, I am addressing how I deal with stress. Sure, perhaps hypertension runs in my family, but could holding in emotions and not releasing stress in a healthy manner also run in the family?

If you are open to the idea, or simply want to see what I am talking about, read through this helpful list of diseases and their meanings:



ACNE:Not Accepting or disliking self
AFFIRMATION:The love and acceptance I have for myself is reflected in my outer appearance
ADDICTIONS:Running away from self, Not facing the fear. Not knowing how to love the self.
AFFIRMATION:It is safe to look within for the answers I seek.AIDS:Feeling defenseless and hopeless. Denial of the true inner being, or sexual guilt
AFFIRMATION:I love and appreciate all of myself for the unique, powerful and capable person I am.ALCOHOLISM / ABUSE :Futility, guilt, inadequacy, self-rejection
AFFIRMATION:I live in the now. Each moment is new. I choose to see my self-worth.I love and approve of myself.

ALLERGY & HAYFEVER: You are allergic to someone who or yourself denies your power
AFFIRMATION:The world is safe and friendly. I am safe. I am at peace with life.

ALZHEIMERS:Refusal to deal with the world as it is.
AFFIRMATION:There is always a new and better way for me to experience life. I forgive and release the past. I move into joy.

ANKLE PROBLEMS:Inflexibility and guilt Inability to receive pleasure.
AFFIRMATION:I deserve to rejoice in life. I accept all the pleasure life has to offer.

ANOREXIA:Denying the self and life. Extreme fear of rejection.
AFFIRMATION:It is safe for me. I am wonderful just as I am. I choose joy and self-acceptance.

ANXIETY / NERVOUSNESS:Distrust the natural flow of life.
AFFIRMATION:I love and approve of myself and I trust in the process of life. I am safe.

ARTERIOSCLEROSIS:Hardened narrow-mindedness.
AFFIRMATION:I am completely open to life and to joy. I choose to see with love.

ARM PROBLEMS:Can’t hold on to lifes experiences.
AFFIRMATION:I lovingly hold and embrace my experiences with love and joy

ARTHRITIS:Feeling unloved, criticism, resentment
AFFIRMATION:I am love. I now choose to love and approve of myself. I see others with love.

BACK (upper):Lack of emotional support, or feeling unloved.
AFFIRMATION:I love and approve of myself. Life supports and loves me.

BACK (middle):Guilt. Stuck in all that stuff back there or Get off my back.
AFFIRMATION:I release the past. I am free to move forward with love in my heart.

BACK (lower):Financial woes and concerns.
AFFIRMATION:I trust the process of life. All I need is taken care of. I am safe.

BALDNESS:Fear, tension. Trying to control everything and not trusting in the process of life.
AFFIRMATION:I am safe. I love and approve of myself. I trust life.

BLACKHEADS (pimples):Small outbursts of anger.
AFFIRMATION:I calm my thoughts and I am serene


BLOOD PRESSURE:HIGH (hypertension): Longstanding emotional problems not solved. LOW: Lack of love as a child. Defeatism. “Whats the use? It won’t work anyway.”
AFFIRMATION:HIGH: I joyously release the past. I am at peace. LOW: I now choose to ive in the ever-joyous NOW. My life is a joy.

BONE BREAKS:Rebelling against authority.
AFFIRMATION:I am the only authority in my world for I am the only one who thinks in my mind.

BOWEL PROBLEMS:Fear of letting go
AFFIRMATION:I freely and easily release the old and joyously welcome the new.

BREAST (left):Feeling unloved, refusal to nourish oneself. Putting everyone else first.
AFFIRMATION:I am loved and nourished by all around me

BREAST (right):Over protection, over bearing, difficulty in giving love.
AFFIRMATION:I embrace and trust life knowing that I am safe and loved. I choose to love and be loved.

BREATHING PROBLEMS:Fear or the refusal to take in life. Not feeling worthy to take up space.
AFFIRMATION:It is my birthright to live fully and freely. I am worth loving. I now choose to live life fully

BRONCHITIS:Inflamed family environment.
AFFIRMATION:I experience peace and harmony within myself and all around me. All is well.

AFFIRMATION:I love and cherish myself. I am kind and gentle with myself. All is well.

BULIMIA:Hopeless terror. Purging self hatred.
AFFIRMATION:I am loved, nourished and supported by life. It is safe for me to be alive.

BURNS:Anger, burning up inside.
AFFIRMATION:I create only peace and harmony within myself and in my environment. I deserve to feel good.

CANCER:What’s eating at you? Deep hurt, secret or grief.
AFFIRMATION:I lovingly forgive and release all of the past. I choose to fill my life with joy. I love and approve of myself.

CARPAL TUNNEL:Anger and frustrations at life’s seeming injustices.
AFFIRMATION:I now choose to create a life that is abundant. I am at ease.

CHOLESTEROL (high):Clogging the channels of joy.

CIRCULATION:Lack of joy or the lack of circulation of ideas.
AFFIRMATION:Joyous new ideas are circulating freely within me

COLDS:Too much going on at once. Mental confusion and disorder.
AFFIRMATION:I allow my mind to relax and be at peace. Clarity and harmony are within me and all around me.

COLIC:Mental irritation. Annoyance with surroundings
AFFIRMATION:This child only responds to love and loving thoughts. All is peaceful.


COMA:Fear. Trying to escape from something or someone.
AFFIRMATION:We surround you with safety and love. We create a space for you to heal. You are loved.

CONSTIPATION:Refusing to release old ideas
AFFIRMATION:As I release the past, the new and fresh and vital enter. I allow life to flow through me.

COUGHS:A desire to bark at the world. “Listen to me!”
AFFIRMATION:I am noticed and appreciated in the most positive ways. I am loved.

DEPRESSION:Anger, hopelessness.
AFFIRMATION:I now go beyond other peoples fears and limitations. I create my own life.

DIABETES:Longing for what might have been. No sweetness left in life.
AFFIRMATION:This moment is filled with joy. I now choose to experience the sweetness of today.

DIARRHEA:Fear and rejecting. Running off or away from something/someone.
AFFIRMATION:My intake, assimilation and elimination are in perfect order. I am at peace with life.

DIZZINESSFlighty, scattered thinking.
AFFIRMATION:I am deeply centered and at peace with life. It is safe for me to be alive and joyous.

EAR PROBLEMS:Not wanting to hear. Anger or too much turmoil
AFFIRMATION:I hear with Love

ELBOW PROBLEMS:Not being flexible, not able to change directions or accept new experiences.
AFFIRMATION:I easily flow with with new experiences, new directions and new changes.

EYE (astigmatism):Fear of “seeing” the self
AFFIRMATION:I am now willing to see my own beauty and magnificence.

EYES (cataracts):Inability to see ahead with joy
AFFIRMATION:Life is eternal and filled with Joy

EYE PROBLEMS: (children)Not wanting to see what’s going on in the family
AFFIRMATION:Harmony and joy and beauty and safety now surround the child.

EYE (farsighted):Fear of the present
AFFIRMATION:I am safe in the hear and now. I see that clearly

EYE (nearsighted):Fear of the future.
AFFIRMATION:I accept life and am always safe

EYE STY:Looking at life through angry eyes. Angry at someone.
AFFIRMATION:I choose to see everyone and everything with joy and love.

FAINTING:Fear, can’t cope, blacking out what’s really going on.
AFFIRMATION:I am strong and powerful and I have the knowledge and ability to handle everything in my life


FEET PROBLEMS:Fear of the future or not wanting to move forward.
AFFIRMATION:I understand clearly and I am willing to change with the times. I am safe.

FEMALE PROBLEMS:Denial of the self and rejecting the feminine aspects within.
AFFIRMATION:I rejoice in the feminine. I love being a women and I love my body

FEVERS & INFECTIONS:Anger, burning up.
AFFIRMATION:I am the cool, calm expression of peace and love

FIBROIDS:Nursing a hurt from a partner, a blow to the feminine ego
AFFIRMATION:I release the pattern in me that attracted this experience. I create only good in my life

FINGER (thumb):Worry, always thinking. Being ‘under someone’s thumb’.
AFFIRMATION:My mind is at peace

FINGER (index):Fear of authority, or egotistical; abusing your authority.

FLU:Responding to mass negativity. Putting too much faith in statistics.
AFFIRMATION:I am beyond group beliefs or the calendar. I am free from all congestion and influence.

GAS PAIN (flatulence):Undigested ideas or concerns.
AFFIRMATION:I relax and let life flow through me with ease.

GRAY HAIR:Stress, feeling under pressure and strain.
AFFIRMATION:I am strong and capable. I am at peace and comfortable in every area of my life.

GUM PROBLEMS:Inability to back up decisions. Being wishy-washy about life.
AFFIRMATION:I am a decisive person. I follow through and support myself with love

HAND PROBLEMS:Grasping on to tight, not wanting to let go. Not ‘handling’ things well.
AFFIRMATION:I choose to handle all my experiences with love and with joy and with ease.

HEADACHES:Self-criticism. Not wanting to accept what is going on
AFFIRMATION:I love and approve of myself. I see myself and what I do with eyes of love. I am safe.

HEART ATTACK:Squeezing all the joy out of life, in favor of money or position.
AFFIRMATION:I bring joy back to the center of my heart. I express love to all.

HEARTBURN (reflux):Clutching onto fear. Not trusting in the process of life.
AFFIRMATION:I breathe freely and fully. I am safe. I trust the process of life.

HEART PROBLEMS:Lack of joy, dealing with issues from anger, not love.
AFFIRMATION:My heart beats to the rhythm of love

HEMORRHOIDS:Fear of deadlines. Afraid to let go and move on.
AFFIRMATION:I release all that is unlike love. There is time and space for everything I want to do


HERNIA:Ruptured relationships, feeling the burdens.
AFFIRMATION:My mind is cleansed and free. I leave the past and move into the new. All is well.

HIP PROBLEMS:Fear of going forward in major decisions.
AFFIRMATION:I am in perfect balance. I move forward in life with ease and with joy at every age.

HYPERACTIVITY:Feeling pressured and frantic
AFFIRMATION:I am safe. All pressure dissolves. I AM good enough.

HYPERVENTILATION:Resisting change. Not being able to take it all in.
AFFIRMATION:I am safe everywhere in the Universe. I love myself and trust the process of life.

IMPOTENCE:Sexual guilt or pressure, feeling spite against a previous mate
AFFIRMATION:I now allow the full power of my sexuality to flow with ease and with joy

INDIGESTION:Dread or anxiety about a recent or coming event
AFFIRMATION:I digest and assimilate all new experiences peacefully and joyously

INFECTION:Irritation, anger or annoyance about a recent situation.
AFFIRMATION:I choose to be peaceful and harmonious

KIDNEY STONES:Lumps of undissolved anger.
AFFIRMATION:I dissolve all past problems with ease.

KNEE PROBLEMS:Inability to bend. Stubborn ego & pride. Fear. Inflexibility. Won’t give in.
AFFIRMATION:Forgiveness. Understanding. Compassion. I bend and flow with ease, and all is well.

LARYNGITIS:Fear of speaking up.
AFFIRMATION:I am flexible and flowing

LEFT SIDE OF BODY:The feminine side. Represents receptivity, taking in, women, mother, love.
AFFIRMATION:My feminine energy is beautifully balanced.

LEG PROBLEMS:Fear of the future, not being able to carry things forward.
AFFIRMATION:I move forward with confidence and joy, knowing that all is well in my future.

LIVER PROBLEMS:(hepatitis) Resistance to change. Fear, anger, hatred. Liver is the seat of anger and rage.
AFFIRMATION:My mind is cleansed & free. I leave the past & move into the new. All is well.

LUNG PROBLEMS:Depression, grief or fear of life. Not feeling worthy.
AFFIRMATION:I have the capacity to take in the fullness of life. I lovingly live life to the full

MENOPAUSE:Fear of no longer being wanted.
AFFIRMATION:I am balanced and peaceful in all changes of cycles and know that I am loved.


MENTAL ALERTNESS & SENILITY:Returning to the “safety” of childhood. Demanding care and attention.
AFFIRMATION:I am safe and life is peaceful. The intelligence of the Universe operates at every level of life.

MIGRAINE HEADACHE:Sexual fears, or fear of being close, letting someone in too close. Feeling driven or pressured.
AFFIRMATION:II relax into the flow of life and let life provide all that I need easily and comfortably. I love Life!

MENSTRUAL IMBALANCE(PMS):Rejection of one’s femininity. Guilt or feeling “dirty”.
AFFIRMATION:my bodily processes are a natural part of life. I love and approve of myself.

NAUSEA:Fear, rejecting an idea or experience.
AFFIRMATION:I am safe. I trust the process of life to bring only good to me.

NECK PROBLEMS:Refusing to see another’s side or position. Stubbornness. Who/what is being a pain in the neck?
AFFIRMATION:I am peaceful with life

OVERWEIGHT PROBLEMS:Fear, feeling a deep need for emotional protection. Running away from feelings, insecurity.
AFFIRMATION:I am at peace with my own feelings. I am safe where I am. I create my own security. I love and approve of myself.

PAIN:Self punishment, feeling emotional guilt.
AFFIRMATION:I lovingly release the past. They are free and I am free. All is well in my heart now.

PROSTATE ENLARGEMENT:Mental fears weakening the masculinity. Sexual pressure and feelings of guilt or inadequacy.
AFFIRMATION:I accept my own power. I embrace life and feel young in spirit. I love and approve of myself.

SEIZURES:Running away from the self, family or from life.
AFFIRMATION:I am at home in the Universe. I am safe and secure and understood.

SHOULDER PROBLEMS::Carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders. Feeling like life is a burden.
AFFIRMATION:I choose to allow all of my experiences to be joyous and loving.

SINUS PROBLEMS::Irritation to someone, usually someone close to you.
AFFIRMATION:I choose to declare peace and harmony with all the individuals around me. I surround my self with love and goodwill.

SKIN CONDITIONS:Anxiety, fear, feeling threatened.
AFFIRMATION:I lovingly protect myself with thoughts of joy and peace.

SLIPPED DISK:Feeling unsupported in life.
AFFIRMATION:Life supports all of my thoughts; therefore, I love and approve of myself and all is well.

SOLAR PLEXAS:Ignoring ‘gut reactions’, or your own intuitions.
AFFIRMATION:I trust my inner voice. I am strong, wise and powerful.


SORE THROAT:Holding in angry words. Feeling unable to express the self.
AFFIRMATION:I release all restrictions, and I am free to be me.

SNORING:Stubborn refusal to let go of old patterns.
AFFIRMATION:I release all that is unlike love and joy in my mind. I move from the past into the new and fresh and vital.

SPASMS:I release all restrictions, and I am free to be me.
AFFIRMATION:I release, I relax and let go. I am safe in life.

STOMACH & INTESTINAL PROBLEMS:Dread, fear of the new, or not feeling nourished.
AFFIRMATION:I digest life with ease

STROKE:Insecurity, lack of self-expression. Not being allowed to cry.
AFFIRMATION:Life is change, and I adapt easily to the new. I accept life – past, present and future.

TEETH PROBLEMS:Being indecisive, not being able to break down ideas for analysis and decisions.
AFFIRMATION:I make my decisions based on the principles of truth, and I rest securely knowing that only right action is taking place in my life.

TESTICULAR PROBLEMS:Not accepting masculine principles, or the masculinity within.
AFFIRMATION:Not accepting masculine principles, or the masculinity within.

THYROID PROBLEMS:Humiliation. Feeling repressed or put down. Feeling as if you never get to do what you want.
AFFIRMATION:I move beyond old limitations and allow myself to express freely and creatively.

TUMORS:Nursing old hurts and shocks. Building on remorse
AFFIRMATION:I lovingly release the past and turn my attention to this new day.

ULCERS:Fear, a strong belief that you are not good enough. “What is eating away at you?”
AFFIRMATION:I love and approve of myself. I am at peace. I am calm.

URINARY PROBLEMS:Feeling pissed off! Usually at the opposite sex or lover.
AFFIRMATION:I release the pattern in my consciousness that created this condition. I am willing to change. I love and approve of myself.

VARICOSE VEINS:Standing in a situation you hate. Feeling over worked and over burdened.
AFFIRMATION:I stand in truth and live and move in joy. I love life, and circulate freely.

COLD SORES:Festering angry words and fear of expressing them.
AFFIRMATION:” I only create peaceful experiences because I love myself. All is well.”

JAUNDICE (liver deficiency):Internal and external prejudice. Unbalance reason.
AFFIRMATION:“I feel tolerance and compassion and love for all people, myself included.”

LEUKEMIA:Brutally killing inspiration. “What’s the use?”
AFFIRMATION:” I move beyond past limitations into the freedom of the now. It is safe to be me.”

LOCKJAW:Anger. A desire to control. A refusal to express feelings.
AFFIRMATION:“I trust the process of life. I easily ask for what I want. Life supports me.”

LUPUS (Erythematosus):A giving up. Better to die than stand up for oneself. Anger and Punishment”
AFFIRMATION:“I speak up for myself freely and easily. I claim my own power. I love and approve of myself. I am free and safe.”

LYMPHATIC PROBLEMS:A warning that the mind needs to be re-centered on the essentials of life. Life and Joy.
AFFIRMATION:“I am now totally centered in the love and joy of being alive. I flow with life. Peace of mind is mine.”

OSTEOPOROSIS:Feeling there is no support left in life.
AFFIRMATION:“I stand up for myself and Life supports me in unexpected, loving ways.””

More information can be found at http://astrologymuse.blogspot.com/2012/04/meanings-of-your-diseases-in-spiritual.html
What are your thoughts on the topic?
Oscar, L. (Apr 21, 2012). Meanings of your Diseases in spiritual energy hearings. Retrieved from http://astrologymuse.blogspot.com/2012/04/meanings-of-your-diseases-in-spiritual.html

ReLove Plan.et (May 4, 2012). I am Responsible for My Own Happiness. Retrieved from http://www.reloveplanet.com/2012/05/i-am-responsible-for-my-own-happiness.html

Basic Tree Maintenance

Feeling overwhelmed about all the news about climate change? Or simply wanting to do your part for the environment? Trees are incredibly important for maintaining a healthy environment and are relatively simple to maintain. Continue reading for easy tips on how to care for mature trees you have in your lawn.

First, here are some quick facts about trees:

*Trees take up to 15 years to reach maturity

*Until a tree has matured, it cannot absorb carbon

*For every tree that is planted, 10 are cut down world wide

Caring for Trees in your Lawn

Much to your surprise, trees need more water than we might think.

*Trees planted within the past 5 years need 5-10 gallons of water weekly to be happy. A good way to water your lovely tree is to set the hose to a slow drip and place it at the base of the tree. If your tree has mulch around it, that’s an even better place for the hose. Leave the hose there for several hours or overnight.

*A tree that is watered throughout a drought will grow 30-60% faster.

*Large trees that appear to be fully grown still need water…though far less often. Consider watering these wise trees once every 4 weeks, and place the hose at the furthest end of the roots you can see rather than at the base. Use a slow trickle, as stated before, and try to move the hose to different spots around the tree ever so often.

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*Trees need to be the center of attention, so try not to plant shrubs or bushes near the base of your tree to avoid competition.