Continuing his hypocritical environmental policy, Bush celebrated Arbor day by participating in the planting of an American chestnut tree. He declared that planting trees is good for the economy. He didn't elaborate whether it was better for the economy than bulldozing the trees in Alaska though. Bush only contributed to the effort by tossing a couple of shovelfuls of dirt onto the tree in what the White House referred to as a "ceremonial planting." Bush was quick to point out that, much like an genuine commitment to environmentalism, "We don't want to get carried away."