It’s A New Year for Trees!

At PHS we celebrate trees 365 days a year, but tomorrow we’ll be joined by millions of others thanks to Tu B’Shevat.

Scratching your head? Here’s what painstaking research…OK, fine, a Google search…taught us. Tu B’Shevat is a Jewish holiday that marks a new year for trees. This year it falls on February 7, beginning at nightfall and continuing for 24 hours.

It is roughly this time of year that the earliest-blooming trees in Israel emerge from their winter sleep and begin a new fruit-bearing cycle. Some people observe the occasion by eating fruit like figs, olives, and dates.

There’s a lot more to Tu B’Shevat, so click here to learn more.

If you want to show your love for trees, head to the Plant One Million website. Right now its featuring a Valentine’s Day promotionthat allows you to donate a tree in honor of your special someone. It’s a gift that’s just as sweet as chocolate (but mercifully free of calories!).

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