In under 60 seconds, we could think of 60 reasons why you should plant a tree this Arbor Day.
We’re highlighting one reason today. Plant a tree to protect your skin with Nature’s Sunscreen.
Tree shade reduces UV-B exposure by about 50 percent, found Perdue University . Incredible, isn’t it?
Say “Happy Arbor Day” this year by planting a new tree, which will help provide more shade and block UV exposure.
One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. To put that in perspective, over the last three decades, more people have had skin cancer than all other cancers combined – according to the Skin Cancer Foundation.
With skin cancer on the rise, it’s important to do everything you can to protect your skin.
So, go ahead! Take cover and relax under your tree’s shady, cool canopy.
Trees provide the most coverage from UV rays during the middle of the day. However, any tree cover is better than none. Even if you’re in the shade, still wear sunscreen. Your skin will thank you later!
Take the Nature’s Sunscreen Pledge to help spread the word about the power of trees’ shade.
Add more shade to your sunny landscape by planting a tree this spring.
Once your tree is planted, properly care for it by scheduling tree check-ups. Your arborist will help keep it properly fertilized, mulched and watered. We’ll also be sharing lots of tips for caring for newly planted trees in the coming weeks, too. Stay tuned!
Without further ado, here’s how to plant a tree in 5 steps.