If we look at annual figures, approximately three and six billion trees are being chopped down across the globe. This has to do with the demand for items that are created from trees. Writing paper and household tissue papers are an example of this, as well as the lumber used to make homes. It is possible to act to save our forests although we must accept that a lot of the products produced from trees are needed.
Arbor Day was established with the intent that we must all be planting trees on that day although truthfully this has had little impact. This is because almost all folks aren’t going out and planting a tree. If they did their share and planted trees, we would be all set.
Would you believe that there are approximately 7 billion people right now? However, you can never be sure of the exact numbers for this. The number of trees worldwide would be increased if each individual went out and planted a tree on Arbor Day. We know that this is not going to happen.
So, planting trees is something you must consider if you are worried about the air we breathe and the Earth. And I don’t mean to only go out once a year and plant a tree. Planting a tree monthly is a good objective or why not weekly? We have to try to make up for those individuals who refuse to plant trees even though they continue to use the earth’s valuable resources.
On Arbor Day, the number of trees planted ranges from 8 to 15 million. Based on those estimates, we nevertheless need to take that figure up by a further 5 billion. This situation keeps on getting worse.
Whereas people should make the effort to plant trees, I have an idea that could resolve this once and for all. If a law could be passed that each time a tree is chopped down by companies in the timber trade, they then had to plant two new ones, this could really make a big difference.
Right now, this is unlikely to happen and thus the need to preserve the number of trees in the world is in our own hands. And it isn’t going to take that much for us to increase the tree population each year. For example, if just 10% of the people in the world planted a tree each month, it would cover the amount of trees that are felled annually. On average, that would be approximately 7 billion trees being planted each year. And that 1 billion excess trees are exactly what we need to get our tree population back to where it should be.
Thus for anyone who would like to make a positive difference to our world, go plant a tree. Once again, it merely takes 10% of the total number of people in the world to begin making a difference. You decide if you want to get involved.