Because of tree felling, we lose as many as six billion trees on an annual basis. The fact is that the commodities that are made from trees are needed for our daily living. Writing paper and household tissue papers are an illustration of this, as well as the timber used to build houses. Regrettably, we need the items that the trees produce but we can do something about the depletion of our timberlands.
Trees are celebrated on Arbor Day and the idea is that we need to plant trees at that time but this is not truly taking on the issue. This is because nearly all people don’t go out and plant a tree. If they did their share and planted trees, we would be all ready to go.
The global population is probably approximately in the 7 billion mark. Naturally, you can never be sure of the exact count for this. However, we could replace the trees that are lost yearly if each one of those folks did actually plant a tree on Arbor day. The likelihood of this occurring is remote.
So, planting trees is something you should consider if you are worried about the air we breathe and the planet. I am not restricting this to planting trees on just one day each year. How about planting trees each week or at least once a month? We have to try to make up for people who never plant trees even though they continue to use the earth’s valuable resources.
Each year on Arbor Day, the number of trees planted is between 8 and 15 million. Thus annually, we are short by about 5 billion trees. Alas, the situation is not getting any better.
I actually have a solution to the problem entirely although individuals should nevertheless keep on planting trees whenever they can. What could truly take care of this problem is if each and every log business or tree farmer, by law, had to plant two saplings for every tree they chop down, so our tree issue wouldn’t be an issue anymore.
But until somebody has the presence of mind to make this a reality, we are left to take care of replacing the trees ourselves. And it won’t take that much for us to replace the tree population each year. For one, if just 10% of the people on our planet planted a tree once a month, it would cover the amount of trees that are felled every year. Approximately 7 billion new trees would be planted by doing this. For the number of trees we need to return to, an effective net gain of 1 billion trees will be the means to reach this goal.
Every person worried about the health of our ecosystems can do his part by planting trees. Bear in mind that we only need 10% of the people worldwide to make a commitment to this. You decide if you want to get involved.