If we look at yearly figures, anywhere between three and six billion trees are being cut down across the globe. The fact is that the products that are made from trees are needed for our daily living. Such as wood to construct homes, paper for writing on, and even toilet paper for, well you know. It is possible to act to save our forests although we need to accept that a lot of the things made from trees are essential.
Arbor Day was established with the aim that we must all be planting trees on that day although in reality, this has had little impact. This is because almost all individuals aren’t going out and planting a tree. If they did, we would be all ready to go.
Did you know that there are more or less 7 billion people right now? That is just an estimation because you can’t keep an exact count. Nevertheless, we could replace the trees that are cut down every year if every one of those individuals did actually plant a tree on Arbor day. But again, this is never going to come about.
Therefore, planting trees is something you need to 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. How about going out and planting trees each week or at least every month? The reason is because someone needs to compensate for all of those who are utilizing our resources but don’t want to plant a tree for whatever reason.
Are you aware that on Arbor Day, only about 8 and 15 million trees are planted? Hence on an annual basis, we have a deficit roughly 5 billion trees. And annually, it just keeps getting worse.
The Big Difference
I actually have a solution to the problem entirely although individuals should still go on planting trees whenever they can. If a law could be passed that each time a tree is cut down by companies in the timber trade, they then had to plant two new ones, this could really make a big difference.
But until somebody has the presence of mind to make this a reality, we are left to take care of planting the trees ourselves. Keeping those tree numbers up isn’t going to really take a good deal of effort. If every month, approximately 10% of people in the world could plant a tree, that would compensate for the numbers being cut down per year. On average, that would be just over 7 billion trees being planted annually. In essence, this gives us an extra one billion trees and will go a long way to restoring the levels that are actually needed.
Planting a tree is a way people can help the environment. Once more, it only takes 10% of the world population to start making a difference. And you could be one of those people.