Surround yourself in tree love! Spread the tree love!
Surround yourself in tree love! Spread the tree love!
The trees are sharing their love around me. The bright orange, yellow, and red are such a gift after such a wonderful summer of growth and greenery. It is a beautiful reminder that change is necessary and beautiful. In what ways are you noticing trees spreading and sharing their love with you?
I am grateful to share that Tour des Trees 2019 was an treemendous experience of spreading tree love with the communities in Tennessee and Kentucky that we rolled through on bike. WIth stops along the 450-mile bike route, we met with community organizations, schools, and neighbors to share the love of trees. And for those of us biking in near 100 degrees most days, we were so grateful when the trees spread some loving shade onto us. Treemendous thanks to the OneTreeLove community and sponsors for sharing your love and raising a record amount of funds for tree research and education. May that love be returned to you with abundant tree love.To read more about the Tour, see below.
I hope that together we can celebrate our shared tree love this fall.Join us for a OneTreeLove event in the woods or water soon. Bring a friend and spread that love.
Spread love and connection mind, body, and on the planet with these offerings. Lisa will lead these yogAdventures, unless noted on OneTreeLove (OTL) website calendar or OTL Facebook event page. **YogAdventures on Land** Yin & Vin Yoga @ Namaste Yoga Studio in Northfield Fri, Oct 25 + weekly, 7 am
Late Harvest Festival: Celebration of Autumn @ The Everarbor Company in Cleveland Sat, Nov 2, 2 - 5 pm
Perennial Divide: Fall Fun @ PurpleBrown Farmstead in Hudson Sun, Nov 10, 1 pm
Live Well Talk: Natural Therapies @ Cuyahoga Falls Library in Cuyahoga Falls Mon, Nov 18, 6 pm
**YogAdventures on Water** Pool Yoga- Private or Semi-Private @ Greenwood Village in Sagamore Hills By request
Top Photo: Yogis finding balance in the forest @ Euclid Creek Reservation, Cleveland | Oct 2019 Middle Photo: Ladies Adventure Group sunset sailors @ Lake Erie, Cleveland | Sept 2019
Bottom: Tour des Trees budding yogis @ Hull-Jackson Montessori School, Nashville | Sept 2019
**Puerto Rico YogAdventure Trip** Jan 25 - Feb 1, 2020
Lisa Meranti and Stephanie Jain of OneTreeLove are offering a special YogAdventure in Puerto Rico! Take part in community service projects. Learn to surf, snorkel, paddleboard, or other nature adventures. Explore the only rainforest in the US. Deepen your yoga practice.
Together, the OneTreeLove community raised over $5000 for the TREE Fund's Tour des Trees this year. Thank you for your support of tree research and education. I treasure each of you treemendous beings!
Here is a little feel of what the Tour was like for me:
Day 4- Pennyrile to Clarksville
We woke up to a midst covered lake at Pennyrile State Park Lodge. The cool air was something to savor as we had another warm day and 90 hilly miles ahead of us to Clarksville. I got to soak it all in with a short solo hike and yoga before a hearty breakfast and a steep climb out of the lodge. At the top of the hill, we were greeted by more hills and for me the thrill of riding in a 30-person paceline. Lucky, for this tour newbie, I got some good coaching and practice earlier in the week with a smaller group. As we rode on and the group thinned out, I got more chances to experience just what a special community and tree family is on the tour. Each stop provided the Tour des Trees special treatment from blessing a mature tree with the local Lions to having lunch with the church ladies in Bumpus Mills to an ice cream stop with the ACRT team to a spacious bathroom at the Duttonsville Community Center. For me this day will be forever engraved in me for the people I got to ride with and be supported by. My tree heroes for the day were the two ‘big dawg’ riders (their term, not mine) that I biked 71 miles with as they shielding me from headwinds and passing traffic, the amazing support volunteer Karen that shuttled us ahead between the last two rest stops of the day, and the phenomenal masseuse Denise that treated me to a relaxing post-ride massage. To round out the night, we all had dinner at various places throughout the charming downtown of Clarksville.
Day 5- Clarksville to Nashville
Tour des Trees is so much more than fundraising and biking it is tree friend-raising. To gain the full experience of the Tour, I spent the day with the tree-mendous Professor Elwood Pricklethorn (P.E.P). We started off at Moore Magnet STEM School where the third and fourth graders soaked up all the tree knowledge and fun at the P.E.P. Rally. By the end of the Rally, these kids knew the value of trees and how to plant the right tree in the right place. The second P.E.P. Rally was a treefecta program at Hull-Jackson Montessori School. I started the program off priming the kids for the Professor with breathing like a tree, then they participated in the Professor’s award-winning P.E.P Rally, followed by field tree games with a rider parade, and a tree dedication. What a great way to finish up the tour!!!
Photo: School program during Tour des Trees @ Hull-Jackson Montessori School, Nashville, TN | Sept 2019
Plant the right tree in the right place with the right care. It isn't about getting a tree in the ground, it is about the leaves in the air. Therefore, it is important to ensure that you are planting the right tree in the right place with the right care so that it will live a long, healthy life.
Here are some tree facts and resources to help you do so:
🌳“The planet has room for about 2.5 billion acres of forest, and all those trees could suck up an additional 200 gigatons of carbon.”
🌿“To have a meaningful effect, a tree must live at least 10 to 20 years.”
🌲 “...oaks can be great in the Northeast, while ficus trees might work better in Southern California. In the Northwest, just about everything does well.”