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Planting a tree is sowing life 🌳


Planting a tree is a way of giving life and building a future. Trees are living beings that are born and grow to provide environmental benefits that allow the development of life in all its forms.


Therefore, here I give you the best 21 reasons to plant and care for trees or defend the importance of trees:

  1. Trees fight climate change. Excess carbon dioxide (CO2) caused by many factors is building up in our atmosphere and contributing to climate change. Trees absorb CO2, removing and storing carbon while releasing oxygen into the air.

  2. Trees clean the air. Trees absorb odors and polluting gases (nitrogen oxides, ammonia, sulfur dioxide and ozone) and filter polluting particles from the air, trapping them in their leaves and bark.

  3. Trees provide oxygen. In one year, an acre of mature trees can provide oxygen for 18 people.

  4. Trees cool the streets and the city. Trees drop down to 12 ° C, shading our homes and streets, disrupting "heat islands" and releasing water vapor through their leaves into the air.

  5. Trees conserve energy. Three trees strategically placed around a family home can cut the need for air conditioning in the summer by up to 50 percent. By reducing the demand for energy to cool our homes, we reduce carbon dioxide and other polluting gases produced by power plants.

  6. Trees save water. Shade from trees slows evaporation of water from thirsty lawns. Most recently planted trees need only 60 liters of water per week. As the trees perspire, they increase the atmospheric humidity.

  7. Trees help prevent water pollution. Trees reduce water runoff, trapping rainwater and thus allowing it to flow down the trunk and into the ground below the tree. This prevents rainwater from carrying pollutants into the ocean.

  8. Trees help prevent soil erosion. On the slopes of mountains and the slopes of rivers and streams, trees help stop runoff and keep the terrain in place.

  9. Trees protect children from UV rays. Shadows from trees reduce UV-B exposure by about 50 percent, thereby providing protection for children in schools and playgrounds, where they spend a lot of time outdoors.

  10. Trees provide food. An apple tree can produce up to 15-20 fruit baskets per year and can be planted in a very small urban lot. In addition to fruit for humans, trees provide food for birds and wildlife.

  11. Trees heal. Studies have shown that patients who can see trees from their windows heal faster and with fewer complications. Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder show fewer symptoms when they have access to nature. Being among the trees and nature improves concentration by reducing mental fatigue.

  12. Trees reduce violence. Neighborhoods and homes that don't have plants or trees have been shown to have a higher incidence of violence inside and outside the home than greener neighborhoods. Trees and plants help reduce the level of fear.

  13. Trees mark the seasons of the year. Is it winter, spring, summer or fall? Look at the trees.

  14. Trees create economic opportunities. The fruit that is harvested from the community garden can be sold, providing income. Business opportunities in landscaping and green waste management specialties are created when cities value the use of organic mulch and its ability to save water. Vocational training for young people interested in green jobs is also a great way to develop economic opportunities thanks to trees.

  15. Trees are teachers and playmates. Whether houses are built for children or used as spiritual inspiration for adults, trees have always provided a space for human refuge.

  16. Trees bring together diverse groups of people. Tree planting provides opportunities for community involvement and empowerment, which improves the quality of life in our neighborhoods. People of all cultures, ages and genders play an important role in an event where trees are planted or cared for.

  17. Trees increase unity. Trees can become recognized points of the community, giving the neighborhood a new identity and encouraging civic pride.

  18. Trees provide their canopy and habitat for wildlife. Sycamores and oaks are among the many urban species that provide excellent homes for birds, bees, possums, and squirrels.

  19. Trees block things. Trees can hide concrete walls or parking lots and unpleasant views. They block out the sound of nearby streets and highways and create a pleasant cover of green. Trees absorb dust and wind and reduce glare.

  20. Trees provide wood. In suburban and rural areas, trees can be selectively harvested for fuel and wood.

  21. Trees increase property values. The beauty that well-planted trees bring to a property, its surrounding street and neighborhood can increase its value by up to 15 percent.

There are many benefits, don't you think? At the store, we plant a tree for every cap, shirt, or bracelet we sell online.

With information from treepeople.org

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