Plant Trees to Reduce Heat

Before going home last Sunday, we passed by Robinson’s to buy some of RJ’s school supplies. It’s almost lunch time so we decided to have our lunch at KFC. It was already 1p.m. when we went out of the mall, and surprised by scorching heat outside. I thought I would have asthma attack. Good things is, I always have my turbohaler with me.

Seem like the world is getting hotter day by day. When I looked around, I saw only two small trees along tall buildings. It is sad that trees are now scarce in Metro because of industrialized progress.

Under the TreeVendors at Quezon Memorial Circle in their green shirts,
relaxing under the big tree while relishing its shade.

Trees does not only give us shade but they also reduce heat by deflecting sun rays. With 17,000 trees being cut down everyday, do not be surprised if one day we won’t be able to bear Mr. Sunshine’s heat anymore. If we do not want this to happen, then let us all plant trees to reduce heat.

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Where Did the Trees Go

I heard RJ recite this poem. It is the same poem taught to us when we were in the 4th grade.

~Joyce Kilmer~

I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree
A tree whose hungry mouth is pressed
Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast;
A tree that looks at God all day
And lifts her leafy arms to pray,
A tree that may in summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair
Upon whose blossom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.
Poems were made by fools like me
But only God can make a tree.

Where did the trees go? I wonder where they are now. The only trees we have in the neighborhood are Malunggay trees (Moringa Oleifera). It is sad that RJ seldom sees big trees and whenever we want her to see big trees just like the one above we have to go to Quezon City Memorial circle.

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