Did you know that the Soul Flower catalog is printed with soy ink on 90% recycled materials? Each year we take strides to make our online boutique more eco-friendly than the year before. One of those ways is by helping out the Arbor Day Foundation. For every tree used to print our catalog , 3 trees are planted.

This year the Arbor Day Foundation sent us a wonderful email informing us that our donations have been used for planting 2,000 Jack pine trees in Pere Marquette State Forest in Northwestern Michigan  to improve the habitat for the endangered Kirtland’s warbler.

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This little birdy makes its home in the northern lower peninsula of Michigan. It is often referred to as the “bird of fire” because, oddly enough, its survival depends on the burning of its native Jack pine forest to nest, but since natural forest fires are often suppressed, the Kirtland’s have been placed in jeopardy. Back in 1971 only 201 pairs of these warblers remained. Luckily, due to habitat preservation through the planting of Jack pine trees, the population has grown to more than 1,800 males, and the Kirtland’s may soon be removed from the endangered species list! 🙂

We’ve been happy to help, and if you love your trees and feathered friends as much as we do, you can help too: http://www.arborday.org/takeaction/index.cfm

Your Buds at Soul Flower

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