Plant a Tree
Every year the United States experiences a number of Natural disasters that are detrimental to trees, from severe hurricanes, tornados to intense wildfires that can damage or destroy a mass numbers of trees every year. With areas of the United States being deforested every year the ecosystem decreases along with air quality, climate, wildlife, and water conservation. More than half of the world's timber and 72% of paper is consumed by 22% of the world's population (the United States, Europe, and Japan. The United States alone consumes more than 30% of the world's paper yet has less than 5% of the world's timber population. Trees play a huge role for our environment. By donating a cell phone today you can help replant the areas that have been deforested. Be a part of keeping America green and donate a cellphone today and save a tree.
- Each year Trees remove 100 to 120 billion tons of carbon from man-made sources like (cars, planes, factories, etc)
- Trees moderate climate, improve air quality, conserve water and also harbor wildlife
- Trees cut down energy costs- air conditioning and heating costs are lower in shaded areas.
- On average, more than 100,000 wildfires, also called wildland fires or forest fires, clear 4 million to 5 million acres (1.6 million to 2 million hectares) of land in the U.S. every year
Trees and the Ecosystem
Trees have been on earth for 370 million years. Trees are a woody plant with branches that are supported by a truck. At the base of trees roots reach deep into the ground to drink fresh water. Trees have a variety of leaves that absorb sunlight providing life for the tree and oxygen for humans. This is process is called photosynthesis and converts carbon dioxide into oxygen. Some trees can live thousands of years, namely olive trees. Some trees can grow hundreds of feet high, namely Redwood trees in California. There are also many animals that make their homes in trees. Monkeys use tree to climb and travel around the forest, birds make nests in trees and hatch their eggs, lizards scale trees in search for bugs and possible fruit to eat.
Why we need Trees
We need trees because they produce fruit to eat. Some of the most popular fruit trees are apple, peaches, plums, cherries, and oranges. Some other important fruits are dates, coconuts, figs and olives. Trees grow naturally in climates that they can flourish in. For example palm trees do great in beach areas and pine trees grow well in the mountains.
Trees are also a source of fuel all over the world. Throughout history wood has been a main source of fuel and still is today as parts of the world still use wood burning stoves to cook their food. As fossil fuels have become more popular wood as fuel has become less important.
Even with the current housing crisis in the United States wood is still a main part of construction. Some woods today are engineered for strength, durability and for a variety of uses. Wood has been used to build a variety of products ranging from bridges, homes, furniture, boats, and the desk you are probably sitting at.
With all these uses of wood it is very important to protect wood as a natural resource but at the same time improve human life. We support the cause of saving trees and protecting our natural forests.