As a consequence of cutting down trees, we lose as many as six billion trees every year. There is so much that is created from trees and this means there is a big demand in the marketplace. Writing paper and household toilet papers are an example of this, as well as the timber used to make homes. Regrettably, we need the goods that the trees produce but we can do something about the depletion of our timberlands.
Trees are celebrated on Arbor Day and the aim of the celebration is that we must plant trees at that time but this is not really taking on the issue. The reality is, trees are not being planted by most people. If people could do this, it would make a big difference.
Did you know that there are about 7 billion people right now? However, you can never be certain of the precise figures for this. Nonetheless, we could replace the trees that are chopped down every year if every one of those folks did actually plant a tree on Arbor day. The likelihood of this occurring is remote.
So, the solution is for those of you who care about the environment and want oxygen so you can live, plant a tree. And I don’t mean to only go out once each year and plant a tree. I am suggesting planting a tree more or less once per month or even once every week. The reason is because someone should compensate for all of those who are utilizing our resources but don’t want to plant a tree for whatever reason.
Each year on Arbor Day, the number of trees that are planted is between 8 and 15 million. That still leaves us with a 5 billion tree shortfall each and every year. And every year, it simply continues to get worse.
Whereas people must make the effort to plant trees, I have an idea that might resolve this once and for all. It could be made a legal requirement that anyone involved in cutting down trees must replace every tree chopped down with two newly planted ones and this would go a long way to solving the problem.
At present, this is unlikely to happen and hence the job to preserve the number of trees in the world depends on us. And it won’t take that much for us to replace the tree population every year. The number of trees felled annually could be replaced if ten percent of the world’s population planted one tree each month. Roughly 7 billion new trees would be achieved by doing this. Easentially, this gives us an extra one billion trees and will go a long way to restoring the levels that are truly needed.
Every person worried about the health of our ecosystems can help by planting trees. Things will change if 10% of people worldwide decide to help out and plant trees. You can make the decision to step up and help.
BUCKWHEAT GROATS – Arbor Day Party