Even more good reasons for planting trees!
The tree - our superhero!
Science agrees: trees are an effective and sustainable tool in the fight against climate change. Why? Trees absorb CO2 and give off oxygen at the same time. And by the way, the tree provides a habitat for animals and ensures healthy soil.
Here are 11 things trees do for us:
TREES WORK AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE
Excess carbon dioxide (CO2) builds up in our atmosphere and contributes to climate change. Trees absorb, remove, and store carbon while releasing oxygen into the air. In one year, one hectare of old trees absorbs 42,000 kilometers of driving!
TREES ARE WATER SAVERS
Shade from trees slows water evaporation from thirsty lawns. Newly planted trees require only 15 gallons of water per week. When trees transpire, they also increase the humidity.
TREES PROVIDE GOOD AIR
Goodbye smog and fine dust! Trees absorb odors and harmful gases (nitrogen oxides, ammonia, sulfur dioxide and ozone) and filter particles from the air by trapping them on their leaves and bark.
TREES COOL OUR HOME
Air conditioning? Nope - trees! If trees are planted strategically around a house, they can reduce the climate requirement in summer by up to 50 percent. By lowering the energy required to cool our homes, we are reducing carbon dioxide and other pollutant emissions from power plants.
TREES PROVIDE OXYGEN
In one year, one hectare of old trees can provide enough oxygen for 18 people. So: just take a deep breath and thank the tree next door!
TREES IMPROVE LOOK AND ACOUSTICS
So nice and green here! Trees can obscure concrete walls or parking lots and unsightly views. They muffle noise from nearby roads and highways and create a calming green canopy of leaves. Trees absorb dust and wind and reduce glare.
Hugged a tree today? Studies have shown that patients looking at trees out of the window heal faster and with fewer complications. Children with ADHD show fewer symptoms when they have access to nature. Exposure to trees and nature promotes concentration by reducing mental fatigue.
TREES AVOID WATER POLLUTION
Trees reduce runoff by breaking the rain, allowing water to flow down the trunk and into the soil under the tree. This prevents rainwater from carrying pollutants into the ocean. When mulching, trees act like a sponge, naturally filtering this water and using it to replenish groundwater supplies.
TREES ARE AN ECONOMIC FACTOR
Fruit harvested from community orchards can be sold, which generates income. Small business opportunities in green waste management and landscaping arise when cities appreciate mulching and its water-saving properties. Vocational training for young people interested in green professions is also an excellent way to develop economic opportunities from trees.
TREES ARE TEACHERS AND FRIENDS
Whether as an adventure playground for children or as creative and spiritual inspiration for adults - trees have created a retreat for people over the centuries.
TREES PRESERVE THE DIVERSITY
Sycamore maple and oak are among the many urban species that make great homes for birds, bees, possums, and squirrels.
... So it's obvious: we need more trees! And you can support us in this. Make your contribution against climate change now and plant trees with our help. Be Green - You are just one click away:
All that remains for us to say is: THANK YOU DEAR TREE!