Did you know that all over the world, 3 to 6 billion trees are cut down annually. The fact is that the goods that are manufactured from trees are essential for our daily living. Such as lumber to put up dwellings, paper for writing on and even toilet paper for, well you know. We all need to assume responsibility in keeping our woodlands even if there are products we have to use that are made from trees.
Arbor Day was created with the intent that we should all be planting trees on that day although actually this has had little impact. This is because almost all folks aren’t going out and planting a tree. If they planted trees, we would be all set.
Did you know that there are roughly 7 billion people right now? That is only an approximation as you can’t keep an exact count. However, if every of those 7 billion folks went out and planted a tree every Arbor Day, we would be able to replace all the trees that were dropped that year. Sadly, this isn’t ever going to take place.
Tree Planting Frequency
If you would like to save our ecosystems, planting trees is a positive step that you can take. I am not limiting this to planting trees on simply one day of the year. I am suggesting planting a tree approximately once a month or even once a week. We should try to compensate for those individuals who never plant trees even though they keep on using the earth’s valuable resources.
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 annually. This situation continues to deteriorate.
I actually have a solution to the problem entirely even though individuals should nevertheless go on planting trees whenever they can. If a law could be passed that whenever a tree is cut down by lumber companies, they then had to plant two new ones, this could truly make a huge difference.
But then, until somebody has the presence of mind to make this a reality, we are left to take care of planting the trees ourselves. Trying to keep those tree numbers up won’t actually take a good deal of effort. The number of trees chopped down annually could be replaced if ten percent of the world’s population planted one tree every month. On average, that would be around 7 billion trees being planted annually. Easentially, this gives us an additional one billion trees and will go a long way to restoring the levels that are truly required.
Each person concerned about the health of our ecosystems can help by planting trees. Don’t forget that we merely need 10% of the people worldwide to commit to this. You decide if you want to help out.