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Feb. 9, 2023

Why You Should Hug Trees: A blog post around the benefits of hugging trees.

Why You Should Hug Trees: A blog post around the benefits of hugging trees.

It's not always about what you have, it's about what you give. As humans, we often forget this simple concept, but it is something to always keep in mind. The benefits of hugging trees are something that should always be on your mind. Even if you don't believe in the benefits, at least you can say you tried hugging a tree at least once in your lifetime!

Tree hugging is a great way to reconnect to nature and get in touch with your emotions. It is said that when hugging a tree, it releases oxytocin, the "love hormone." A tree hug also has a calming effect on the body and mind, and it has been proven to reduce stress and tension. Trust me, I know from my own backyard tree-hugging sessions how relieving I feel after I hug a tree.

Did you know, that a mature tree will absorb more than 40 pounds of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere? This tidbit of information is according to, Arbor Day Foundation. Oh, and in case you are trying to remember what your elementary teacher taught you about carbon dioxide, here is a refresher: Carbon Dioxide is a non-flammable, colorless gas that can produce many health issues including but not limited to dizziness, headaches, difficulty breathing, elevated blood pressure, and so on and so on. The bottom line is we need trees to contribute to and sustain our health.

Scientists estimate that we need 100 billion trees to offset our carbon emissions. That’s a lot of trees! If you are fortunate to have trees in your yard, or neighborhood, know that they are working on your behalf, and take a moment and thank them.

I appreciate you reading the blog! Now go hug a tree and say “thank you!