There are many ways we can combat global climate change. Planting trees is but one such way.
Trees absorb CO2 and sunlight to produce O2 through Photosynthesis. The larger the tree, and the longer it can stay healthy, the more carbon it can sequester.
Driving a car for a year emits approximately the same amount of pollution that takes around 25 trees to absorb. If that appears insignificant, it is because we are not planting enough trees.
Trees also have many other benefits, such as:
- Reducing heat in our atmosphere through evaporative cooling and reducing the thermal energy that reaches us by sun.
- Cleaning the air we breathe by filtering chloro-fluro carbons, Sulphur dioxide and ozone.
- Trees that form woods and forests are a home to many different species of birds and animals. It provides food, protection and homes to animals as well as humans.
- Reducing erosion by binding soil together so it can protect the soil from impact of rain.
- Recharging ground water and sustaining steam flow.