Child hugging tree, North Carolina
The photographer's grandson decided to show his love for trees by wrapping one in a big hug while exploring the woods behind their North Carolina home. Photo by Em Sartor.

Happy Love A Tree Day!

There are a bunch of reasons to love trees: they produce oxygen, give us shade, prevent soil erosion, provide food and shelter for animals… the list goes on! If you certify your garden as a wildlife habitat in the month of May, we’ll plant a tree in your honor!

Or if you prefer to plant your own, here’s some tips on planting and caring for your tree.

Photo Contest BadgeThis Photo of the Day was donated by a participant in the annual National Wildlife Photo Contest. See more photos or sign up for the 42nd Annual National Wildlife Photo Contest.