It is no secret that planting trees is the best thing you can do for your environment and the planet. Planting trees provide surprising benefits. Besides producing oxygen and removing carbon dioxide and contaminants from air, trees have many other social, economic and environmental benefits.
Carbon Sequestration: Trees act as lungs for the planet, they filter air. Through the process of photosynthesis they absorb carbon dioxide from the air and store it in their trunks, leaves, branches, roots, soil and foliage and release oxygen into the atmosphere.
Supply Oxygen: Through the process of photosynthesis trees and other vegetation, supply us with this vital gas. One mature tree produces enough oxygen for 10 people to in hale in a year.
Habitat for Wildlife: Trees provide habitat to birds and wildlife. Lesser the trees lesser the wildlife and ultimately this will lead to species extinction as up to 90% of all the terrestrial animal live in association with forest habitat.
Soil Erosion: Root of the vegetation binds the soil and prevents erosion. Trees can reduce runoff caused by rain by storing water and breaking the force of as it falls.
Temperature Control: Addition of trees has the capacity of lowering temperature due to their shading effect. Likewise trees can assist in cold climates; in winter, trees act as wind breaks for our homes.
Reduce noise Pollution: Trees also absorb sound and reduce noise pollution.
Clean the Soil: Trees can assist in remediation of the land that has been polluted by dangerous chemical pollutants. Trees can either store harmful pollutants or change the pollutants into less harmful forms. Trees can also be used to filter sewage and farm chemicals such as pesticides.
Social and economical Benefits: Just being around them makes you feel good; it improves medical and physical health of the people. They also increase the property value. Houses with trees are more attractive to the potential buyers.
Trees are essential to our life on the planet. We as humans can play an active role in planting trees. Not only we can plant trees in our yard but we can also get involved in local trees planting activities.