Trees are amazing and yet taken for granted. I found 4 reasons trees should be respected and then I gave you 5 reasons trees should be loved…
Trees clean the air: Trees help cleanse the air by intercepting airborne particles, reducing heat, and absorbing pollutants such as carbon monoxide, sulphur dioxide, and nitrogen dioxide.
Trees are Effective Sound Barriers: Trees are as effective as stonewalls in stopping sound. They muffle urban noise almost as effectively as stonewalls. Trees, planted at strategic points in a neighborhood or around your house, can mitigate major noises from crowded roads, railway stations and airports.
Trees Produce Oxygen: A mature leafy tree, in a few months, produces as much oxygen as that required by 10 people for one year.
Trees become dustbins for harmful gases: a tree absorbs and locks away carbon dioxide, and other harmful gases which warm the environment. An urban forest is a carbon storage area that can lock up as much carbon.
Trees Shade and Cool: Shade from trees reduces the need for fan, coolers and air conditioning in summer. Studies have shown that parts of cities without cooling shade from trees can literally be “heated islands,” with temperatures as much as 4-6 degrees Celsius higher than surrounding areas.
Trees Act as Windbreaks: In winter, trees break the force of winter winds. This protects houses, farmland and vegetation.
Trees Fight Soil Erosion: Trees fight soil erosion, conserve rainwater, and reduce water runoff and sediment deposit after storms.
Trees help in lowering the dust levels and pollution levels in the cities.
Trees do so much for our physical world, but they also do so much for our spirit.
Trees remind us to stand tall.
Trees show us how to bend and sway with whatever comes our way.
Trees give us something to touch to FEEL the energy of our Earth.
Trees can be climbed, so we can have a different vantage point to view our surroundings. (As a kid I loved this!)
Trees…they can teach us to just BE.
HUG A TREE TODAY!