Offering a tree is the suggestion of Tree-Nation, a global reforestation platform. “A flower lasts for a couple of weeks, whereas a tree can last as long as a relationship. Or maybe more ... ”

St. Valentine's Day, celebrated on February 14, is the peak of flower sales after Christmas. But “showing love does not have to be incompatible with taking care of the environment”, warns the global reforestation platform Tree-Nation, stating that “more lasting and ecological alternatives such as planting trees are a symbolic show of love, also for the planet” .

Although the global flower-producing industry is worth around 64.5 billion euros, says the project study, and employs thousands of people in developing countries, there is also “a significant environmental cost caused by floriculture”. According to the platform, most ...

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