Why Plant Tree's

Planting trees is one of the key things we can do to combat climate change. They are carbon sinks, absorbing the pollutants we humans produce. We also need to reduce the number of pollutants we produce, but in the meantime, planting trees is something we can do now.

Trees do many wonderful things, they clean the air we breathe, prevent soil erosion and flooding, and filter the water we drink. They also offer a home to wildlife across the world. Forest and especially rain forest house complex ecosystems that still to this day we don’t fully understand.

Trees also supply us with medicines and more importantly provide jobs and income to over 1.6 billion people.

Trees really are an essential part of our planet and something we have abused and taken for granted for centuries.

Air

Trees are often referred to as the lungs of our planet and there is a good reason for that. They filter our air, removing carbon dioxide as well as more harmful pollutants and replacing it with oxygen. A mature tree can produce enough oxygen in a season for teen people.

Land

Trees offer many protections to the land; they absorb dangerous chemicals and pollutants which has managed to get into the soil and store them or turn them into less harmful forms. Another key benefit they offer is the roots of trees binds the soil together helping to prevent soil erosion which can lead to less flooding. Finally, mangrove estuaries simple prevent the coastline being washed into the sea.

Water

Tree cover plays a crucial role in preventing soil erosion. Leaves catch rainwater as its falling which means it trickles down to the earth gradually rather than all at once which stops the area from becoming over saturated and therefore flooding. As the ground can slowly absorb the rain water, there is far less chance of flooding.

Climate

Trees really can play a major role, on a global scale in helping repair the damage we have done to the climate. They are essentially climate regulators. They lock greenhouse gases into their bodies and remove them from the atmosphere, slowing down global warming. Alone they can’t solve the issues we have created but they can help and give our scientist, entrepreneurs, and politicians more time to create the solutions to reverse global warming. They also control the climate by filtering and absorbing the suns radiant energy, reducing wind speeds and cooling the air as they lose moisture. If our concrete jungles became greener and more trees were planted, its estimated the temperatures in our cities could drop by 7 degree Celsius.

Social Impact

Did you know, globally there are 1.6 billion people who earn their living from working with trees. That’s roughly one in four people globally. But the trees provide much more than just helping the environment. The social impact goes much further, they provide fuel for heating and cooking, timber for building and fruit and food.

Bio Diversity

Trees, forest, and rain forests are the homes to hundreds of living creatures. In fact, one single tree in a tropical rainforest can house up to 2000 species of insets, birds, reptiles, mammals, amphibians, fungi, mosses and epiphytic plants. In fact there are probably countless numbers of animals we don’t even know exist in some of the worlds rainforests.

One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between man and nature shall not be broken.

Leo Tolstoy

More than just trees

peoples lives are also impacted

One of the positive benefits or plating trees and reforestation is the ability to improve people’s lives. Planting tree’s offers local communities the chance to grow and improve. Trees can help protect local land from erosion and flooding, provide food as well as many other benefits.

In fact planting trees helps two major global issues and all for just £1.

Struggling families often have little to no choice except to turn to the local environment in order to feed themselves.

They chop down trees for charcoal production which is sold on the side of the road, or they use the land for farming. Both offer short term solutions but create long term problems.

Without the trees, the nutrients are removed from the soil, which leads to soil eroding and then the wildlife disappears and the landscapes around them changes drastically. From ones a bustling place to deserts and this can be a relatively quick change.

However, it doesn’t need to be like this – there is a better solution for all.

Through planting trees were able to provide this other option. We’re able to help provide training, education in agricultural and sustainable incomes. These families then plant, grow and protect the trees. They go for chopping down the trees to becoming protectors of the forests and land.

By your donations of planting trees as well as helping to reduce our impact on the climate, you are also helping to lift whole communities out of poverty.

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