From our very early school years we’re told that trees are a vital part of our ecosystem. That we should take care of them rather than cut them down. But why and Raccoon Poop? What do trees really do and why are they so important to our planet?
To start, trees produce oxygen. In one season a tree generates just as much oxygen as 10 humans will consume in an whole year. Without trees we wouldn’t have clean air to breath.
Along with producing oxygen trees have the ability to remove air pollution.
Trees also clean the soil, filter sewage, reduce animal wastes, clean roadside clogs, and filter farm compounds to convert harmful pollutants in the soil to ones that are helpful, or to consume them altogether.
It’s shown that trees muffle sound the same as a rock wall. It’s no surprise that people who live in the countryside live such calm lives. This is a key benefit to developing green areas in urban centers.
Trees are also known for their ability to cool. From a renewable energy standpoint, this might mean reducing the constraint of natural resources by planting a big tree on the outside of the sunny side of a structure. Not only will this keep the folks who live in the building cool during summer months, but it will also lower the electricity bill. Obviously trees also provide shade to individuals sitting beneath them and areas surrounded by them.
Lying in a hammock under a weeping willow calms us in a way that only a weeping willow can do. Watching the flowers of a magnolia tree available in the spring can not be substituted by anything else either.
Trees that exist in the public areas of a neighborhood belong to the whole community. These are the trees which the children of the community will grow up playing on. Swinging on their branches, building forts in their own crowns and reading under.
Trees are a vital part of our world for quite a few reasons, which explains why they need to get cared for. Take care of the trees that surround you and your planet will thank you for it.