Did you know that around the world, 3 to 6 billion trees are cut down yearly. The fact is that the items that are made from trees are necessary for our everyday living. Writing paper and household tissues are an illustration of this, as well as the lumber used to construct homes. It is possible to act to save our forests even though we need to accept that many of the things produced from trees are necessary.
Arbor Day was created with the intention that we need to all be planting trees on that day although honestly this has had little impact. Planting trees is not an activity that a lot of people give any thought to. If they planted trees, we would be all ready to go.
There are roughly seven billion people in the world today. The actual figures naturally fluctuate and so this is a calculated guess. The number of trees globally would be increased if every person went out and planted a tree on Arbor Day. The probability of this occurring is small.
Hence, planting trees is something you should consider if you are worried about the air we breathe and the Earth. And I don’t mean to just go out once every year and plant a tree. Planting a tree monthly is a good target or why not every week? We must try to compensate for those who refuse to plant trees even though they go on using the earth’s valuable resources.
Each year on Arbor Day, the number of trees planted is only between 8 and 15 million. Based on those estimates, we nonetheless need to take that number up by a further 5 billion. This situation continues to get worse.
Whereas we all have to make the effort to plant trees, I have an idea that could solve this once and for all. If a law could be passed that each time a tree is chopped down by logging companies, they then had to plant two new ones, this could genuinely make a big difference.
However, until somebody can turn this into reality, we are left to take care of planting the trees ourselves. And it isn’t going to take that much for us to increase the tree population annually. The number of trees chopped down yearly could be replaced if ten percent of the world’s population planted one tree once a month. On average, that would be just over 7 billion trees being planted every year. In essence, this gives us a surplus of one billion trees and will go a long way to restoring the levels that are actually needed.
Hence for anyone who wants to make a positive difference to our environment, go plant a tree. Once more, it merely takes 10% of the world population to start making a difference. You decide if you want to help out.