Because of tree felling, we lose as many as six billion trees every year. This has to do with the demand for items that are produced from trees. Writing paper and household toilet papers are an example of this, as well as the timber used to construct homes. It is possible to act to save our forests even though we need to accept that a lot of the products produced from trees are needed.
Arbor Day was established with the aim that we must all be planting trees on that day although truthfully this has had little impact. In reality, trees are not being planted by most people. If they planted trees, we would be all set.
Did you know that there are about 7 billion people living on the planet? The actual figures essentially fluctuate and so this is a calculated estimate. The number of trees around the world would be increased if each individual used Arbor Day as a reason to plant a tree. The chance of this occurring is small.
Therefore, planting trees is something you need to consider if you are concerned about the air we breathe and the planet. And I don’t mean to only go out once every year and plant a tree. I am talking more or less once per month or even once per week. We should try to make up for those who never plant trees even though they go on using the earth’s valuable resources.
Figures indicate that approximately 15 million trees are planted on Arbor Day. That still leaves us with a 5 billion tree deficit every year. And every year, it simply continues to get worse.
A complete answer is required that still encourages individuals to plant trees but I would likewise suggest the following. What could truly solve this problem is if every wood business or tree farmer, by law, had to plant two saplings for every tree they take, so our tree issue wouldn’t be an issue for long.
But then, until someone has the presence of mind to make this a reality, we are left to take care of planting the trees ourselves. And it will not take that much for us to replace the tree population every year. If each and every month, around 10% of people in the world could plant a tree, that would make up for the numbers being chopped down every year. In yearly terms, this would result in the planting of roughly 7 billion trees. And that 1 billion excess trees are just what we need in order to get our tree population back to where it must be.
Each person worried about the health of our ecosystems can help by planting trees. Once again, it only takes 10% of the world population to begin making a difference. You can make the decision to do this.