Of course, not every acorn ends up becoming a giant oak. However, no one would argue that planting a tree is ever a bad idea.
Besides the beauty of watching them grow, trees also help create an ecosystem that provides habitat and food for birds and other animals.
More than that, trees release oxygen and also help absorb carbon dioxide and potentially harmful gasses, such as sulfur dioxide and carbon monoxide from the air.
Did you know that one large tree can supply a day’s supply of oxygen for four people?
More than 25 percent of the land on Earth is covered by forests, but millions of hectares of this ecosystem are destroyed every year, according to the University of Michigan.
Isn’t that sad? Let me just tell you what these cases for our planet
- Soil Erosion
- Carbon Dioxide Emission
- Habitat Destruction
- Loss of Biological Diversity
Trees are the lungs of the Earth, during the all COVID 19 pandemic crowd, I think we all know what means breathing the fresh air with healthy lungs.
Trees are a gift of nature – and we need it. As humanity grows, wood consumption does too. But there are lots of disadvantages in cutting down trees: It destroys animal habitats, decreases the amount of oxygen in the atmosphere, destroys plants that may be cured for diseases.
Imagine that every human on their birth, as a gift, get a tree.
That tree is life.
It will have name, location, and a person will have to carry and love that tree for the rest of life.
Wouldn’t that be useful?
For the environment yes, but also for the person. At the very beginning, you will have something to care about for your whole life. In some years, you will be proud of that job you have done for the planet.
There are many benefits to planting trees. They provide wood, fruits, medicines, fuelwood, and make supply chains more productive and resilient. They sequester carbon, enrich soils, preserve water resources and biodiversity as well as they diversify and secure farms revenues.
Here are a few main reasons why is planting a tree always a good idea:
- Reducing Climate Change
They absorb CO2 removing it from the air and storing it while releasing oxygen. Annually, an acre of trees absorbs the amount of carbon dioxide equal to driving your car 26 000 miles. Trees are our main survival tools; only one tree can produce enough oxygen for four people.
- Purifying Air
They absorb pollutant gases such as nitrogen oxides, ozone, ammonia, sulfur dioxide. Trees also absorb odors and act as a filter as little particulates get trapped in leaves. A mature acre of trees can yearly provide oxygen for 18 people.
- Cooling Down the Streets
Removing trees and replacing them with heat absorbing asphalt roads and buildings makes cities much warmer. Trees are cooling cities by up to 10 F by providing shade and releasing water.
- Natural Air Conditioning
Do you know what green roofs are? During the clime change architects and environmentalists sat together and came up with the great solution – green roofs. Green roofs are an amazing way to incorporate vegetation to your home and provide environmental benefits for your community while saving money on cooling bills.
- Saving Water
Because of the shade they provide, water will evaporate slowly from low vegetation. Trees need about 15 water gallons a week to survive, and they release about 200-450 gallons of water per day.
- Providing Shelters for Wildlife
Did you know that one apple tree produces about 20 fruit bushels per year which can nourish many birds, insects, and wildlife? It can be planted on a very small surface but has a fantastic environmental effect. Trees that are most planted as homes for birds, squirrels, and bees are oak and sycamore
Protecting the forest system and developing a tree network is a must, given the overall degradation of ecosystems and climate change impacts on crops.
So where are you going to plant your tree, today?
“And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and to find my soul.” John Muir