By Aly Fiedler, Bennetto School,  with mom Andrea 

I’m hugging a tree because I can hang my hammock on a Sunday afternoon and read while listening to the birds chirp at Bayfront Park.

I’m hugging a tree because I can have fun trying to climb a tree that is short enough for me.

I am hugging a tree because it gives us fresh air to breath and a cool shady place to sit when it is hot outside.  The wood from trees builds a roof over our heads to keep us safe. And we can plant new trees to give back (fresh air, birds, wood to build).