Home
Print|Email|Text Size: ||
Putting More Bark in the Woods
Plant a tree for your pup this Arbor Day.
Renzo in a forest east of Seattle.

So many of my best dog memories are set in the pine forests of the Northwest. Here Lulu and Renzo thread thick groves and leap over downed trees like agility champs. They eagerly truffle at the base of venerable snags and devour fallen branches with the gusto of canine wood-chippers. So, I totally get the Arbor Day Foundation’s Trees for Pets pitch. For every dollar given through Trees for Pets, one tree will be planted in our nation’s forests to help replace the old giants that are lost each year through fire or disease. (Out where I live, bark beetles are wreaking havoc.)

I like the Foundation’s spin: Trees given in memory of a pet will provide food and shelter to wild critters for decades to come. Of course, you can also simply plant a tree on your own this Arbor Day, the last Friday of April, but it will probably end up costing more than a dollar.

Print|Email
Lisa Wogan lives in Seattle and is the author of, most recently, Dog Park Wisdom. lisawogan.com

More From The Bark

By
The Bark
By
Lisa Wogan
By
Marie Muscolino
By
Aaron Turpen
By
Lisa Wogan
By
Lisa Wogan
More in Guest Posts:
Skiing with Dogs
Helicopter Pet Parents
Dogs Are The Best On A Snowy Day
Missing Dog is Reunited
Dog Rides Bus to the Park
A Dog Rolling Over During Play Is a Combat Tactic, Not Submission
What’s Wrong with the "Wrong" Dog
Inspired to Make Change
The Difference Between Guide Dog Breeds
Time Magazine and Designer Dogs