Celebrate National Arbor Day Last Friday of April – Plant a tree or take a walk in the woods today and enjoy connecting with nature. Dogtown and Ravenswood in Gloucester and Coolidge Reservation in Manchester-by-the-sea are favorite places to enjoy a peaceful and relaxing walk in the woods. The Arnold Arboretum in Boston is another great place. For more strenuous hiking, head to the Green and White Mountains of Vermont and New Hampshire or Acadia National Park in Maine. #NationalArborDay
“I think that I shall never see, a poem lovely as a tree.” — Joyce Kilmer
The Morton Arboretum. Walks at the Morton Arboretum with my mother are some of my fondest memories. Enjoying spring flowering apple, cherry, dogwood and redbud trees and the scent of spring blossoms. In autumn, all the colors of changing leaves. Walking there continues to be a ‘go to’ for me for relaxation, meditation and healing. A favorite spot of my mother’s was this grove of redbud surrounded by daffodil.
- Trees provide shelter, food, fuel, medicine, and tools.
- Trees provide climate control.
- Trees filter the air.
How Trees Communicate –
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What are your childhood memories of trees? Ever since I can remember, I have always loved trees. Collecting and identifying leaves, climbing and swinging from branches, resting in their shade, retreating to tree houses, raking and jumping into leaf piles, the scent and sound of leaves crunching under foot, picking apples in autumn, all favorite childhood memories.
How will you celebrate National Arbor Day? I hope you enjoy time for a walking meditation in the woods, relaxing and ‘connecting’ with trees, and all the beauty of nature.
Happy Arbor Day,
Karen Pischke BSN, RN, Alumnus CCRN, Author, Speaker, Nurse Researcher, Photographer. Certified Hypnotherapist, Tobacco Treatment Specialist, Usui Reiki Teacher/Komyo Shihan. Owner/Founder of Dreamtime Wellness LLC. Your Bridge to Health. Promoting Optimal Wellness for Mind, Body and Spirit. Karen is a registered nurse with a background in critical care nursing, cardiac rehabilitation, cardiac risk factor reduction, wellness and integrative healthcare. Incorporating a collaborative, integrative approach, Karen strives to educate, advocate for, and empower you in your healthcare goals. Providing evidence-based integrative healthcare services and self-care tools that are safe as well as effective at improving overall health, happiness and wellbeing. www.DreamtimeWellness.com. Find us on Instagram and Facebook
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