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On April 24, 2015, we will be celebrating National Arbor Day, giving a shout out to those magnificent trees which, luckily for us, are sprinkled throughout the world.
Trees are indispensable for humankind, as they create an ecosystem, which provides a natural habitat for many animals. In addition, trees also absorb carbon dioxide and other harmful gasses, such as carbon monoxide and sulfur dioxide, as well as releasing oxygen—something all Earth-roaming creatures could not live without.
There are many activities in and around Chicagoland scheduled to celebrate Arbor Day. Close to us, the Morton Arboretum located in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, has a series of events planned for this momentous occasion, including a 10K Run on April 19th, a “Dress Like a Tree, Get in Free” on April 24th, tree plantings and tagging, and a huge plant sale from Friday, April 24h through Sunday, April 26th.
In addition, Morton Arboretum has scheduled a Tree House Tales Exhibition, featuring amazing creations such as a dogwood doghouse, a white oak cabin, a silver maple factory, a bur oak clubhouse, an empress tree castle, and a white pine ship. This exhibit is free with regular admission.
Trees go back a long time in the history of our Earth. According to scientists, the oldest tree species known to still thrive today is the gingko, which stems from China. Evidence of growing gingko date as far as 200 million years ago!
But, when we talk about the longest living trees in the world, there are some fearless contenders: “Methuselah,” located in the White Mountains of California is said to be about 4,900 years old. Methuselah is a bristlecone pine. A prime contender, however, is “Jōmon Sugi,” located in Yakushima, Japan, with its longevity calculated to be between 2,000 and 7,000 years. Most believe that Jōmon Sugi is the oldest tree in the world.
There are a number of ancient trees around the world, finding themselves in Brazil, Crete, the U.S., the Andes Mountains, North Wales, Iran, and Mount Etna in Italy. In other words, these amazing life forms have witnessed history like no other living creature has… and it is only right to set a day to honor their presence and their contribution.
At Yu’s New Beijing Chinese Restaurant in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, we honor the past, respect the present, and wish for a bright future for everyone.