Trees Need Love, Too

Photo courtesy of
‘Hug a Tree’
courtesy of ‘Gwen Bubbles’

True, the cherry trees aren’t covered in fluffy blossoms right now, but that doesn’t mean they don’t need love. In fact, now that they’re alone and shivering with the onslaught of fall, they need it more than ever.

On Saturday, from noon to 3 p.m., people will be heading over to the Jefferson Memorial to give them a big group hug. Tree Hugger Day will include music, naturalist-led tree walks, and free gifts, including tree guides and historic trees you can plant.

Take a picture of your tree hugging, and you can enter it in a contest to win prizes from IKEA and American Forests. I find the category for “Strangest Hug” a little creepy, but do as you will.

If you luuuv trees, mark your calendar.

An area resident since 1997, Donna C. is a DC outsider. When she’s not running her writing and Web business, she’s running around the city, exploring the great outdoors, or trying to figure out how best to go green. See why she loves DC.

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