Click below to listen to my Garden Bite radio show: Mrs. Meyers Clean Day and NeighborWoods
On Arbor Day, Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day partnered with The Arbor Day Foundation and the Alliance for Community Trees to beautify a park just outside of Minneapolis to launch NeighborWoods month in October.
With volunteers and Mrs. Meyer’s employees they were able to transform a park with a day of tree planting. There are a multitude of reasons to plant trees… shade, beauty, AND 88% of Americans will pay more for a house with trees. In fact, 18% more. Nearly 2/3 of Americans (63 percent) would never buy a house that didn’t have trees in the yard.
And if you cruise down any new home site, it’s not complete without trees. I happen to live in an old neighborhood and am blessed to see old trees that literally form a canopy over the street in the summer time. Diverse plantings will ensure that, even if disease or pests strike, there will still be trees left.
Trees define a neighborhood and most folks know whose tree turns Fall colors first, whose is the last to lose it’s leaves and mourn when the neighbor’s climbing tree dies. Another important note is that trees clean our air by absorbing CO2, removing and storing the carbon while releasing the oxygen back into the air. In one year, an acre of mature trees absorbs the amount of CO2 produced when you drive your car 26,000 miles. Trees absorb odors and pollutant gases and filter particulates out of the air by trapping them on their leaves and bark.
As trees clean our air, Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day products clean us! An environmentally friendly company started by a mom and daughter, their products are mostly plant-derived using no petroleum distillates or other harsh, smelly chemicals. All their scents come from the garden.