Because of cutting down trees, we lose up to six billion trees on an annual basis. This has to do with the demand for goods that are made from trees. Such as lumber to build houses, paper for writing on and even toilet paper for, well you know. It is possible to act to save our forests even though we must accept that most of the things produced from trees are necessary.
Trees are celebrated on Arbor Day and the idea is that we must plant trees at that time but this is not truly taking on the issue. Planting trees is not something that many folks give any thought to. If they did their share and planted trees, we would be all set.
The global population is likely approximately in the 7 billion mark. The actual numbers essentially fluctuate and so this is a calculated approximation. The number of trees around the world would be increased if each person used Arbor Day as a reason to plant a tree. The likelihood of this taking place is remote.
Thus, planting trees is something you need to consider if you are concerned about the air we breathe and the environment. And I don’t mean to only go out once every year and plant a tree. How about planting trees weekly or at least monthly? The reason is because someone must make up for all the people who are utilizing our resources but don’t want to plant a tree for whatever reason.
Numbers show that approximately 15 million trees are planted on Arbor Day. That still leaves us with a 5 billion tree shortfall each and every year. Regrettably, this is not getting any better.
I actually have a solution to the problem entirely although people should still keep on planting trees whenever they can. What could truly take care of this problem is if each log company or tree farmer, by law, had to plant two saplings for each tree they chop down, so our tree issue wouldn’t be an issue anymore.
At present, this is not likely to happen and hence the need to preserve the number of trees in the world is in our own hands. In fact, restoring the number of trees required is definitely doable. If each month, approximately 10% of people worldwide could plant a tree, that would make up for the numbers being chopped down annually. On average, that would be approximately 7 billion trees being planted each year. And that 1 billion surplus of trees are exactly what we need to get our tree population back to where it should be.
Every person worried about the health of our ecosystems can help by planting trees. Remember, we just need 10% of everyone on the planet to make a commitment to this. Only you can decide if you want to step up and help.