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Planting Trees For An Eco Friendly World

As a result of tree felling, we lose up to six billion trees annually. The fact is that the products that are manufactured from trees are required for our day-to-day living. For example, paper is needed both in the home and workplace and lumber is used in the building of homes. It is possible to act to save our forests although we have to accept that many of the things made from trees are needed.

Trees are celebrated on Arbor Day and the aim of the celebration is that we need to plant trees at that time but this is not actually dealing with the issue. This is because nearly all individuals don’t go out and plant a tree. It would help, of course, if everyone did.

The worldwide population is probably approximately in the 7 billion mark. That is only an approximation as you can’t keep an exact count. The number of trees worldwide would be restored if every person planted a tree on Arbor Day. Then again, this won’t ever take place.

And so, the solution is for those of you who care about our planet and want oxygen so you can live, plant a tree. As for planting a tree, I would not propose you just do this on a specific day each year. Every month is a good goal or why not every week? The reason is because someone has to make up for all the people who are utilizing our resources but don’t want to plant a tree for whatever reason.

On Arbor Day, the number of trees planted is only between 8 and 15 million. On that basis, we still need to take that number up by a further 5 billion. This situation keeps on getting worse.

Whereas we all must make the effort to plant trees, I have an idea that could resolve this once and for all. If a law could be enacted that whenever a tree is chopped down by logging companies, they then had to plant two new ones, this could truly make a big difference.

We will need to continue to resolve this issue ourselves until there is the political willpower to make these changes. And it will not take that much for us to replace the tree population annually. The number of trees cut down per year could be replaced if ten percent of the world’s population planted one tree each month. On average, that would be just over 7 billion trees being planted annually. And that 1 billion excess trees are precisely what we need in order to get our tree population back to where it has to be.

Each person worried about the health of our ecosystems can assist by planting trees. Don’t forget that we merely need 10% of the people worldwide to commit to this. You’re the only one who can decide if you want to do this.

Getting Trees That Require Very Little Water

Are you eager to plant trees but you live in a place with limited rainfall? That’s usually where a lot of people find themselves, especially when they choose to live in the southern part of the United States. It takes place quite often where people would purchase attractive trees without realizing that the trees require quite a bit of water. Fortunately, there are lots of beautiful trees that you can find that do not demand a lot of water. You ought to do some investigation before you buy any tree. Almost certainly the very best type of tree to have are the ones that are naturally growing in your area. These trees already have adapted to living without much water so they should grow in your yard. Take a drive over undeveloped parts of your town, and see which trees are still green. Discover which variety they are and plant them all in your yard. These types of trees may not be the most attractive but they should grow well in your yard. A great tree to get that does not need much water and can grow in just about any condition is Scotch Pine. This strong and solid tree can easily grow 20 inches in just a year without needing much water. This tree can certainly develop to 25 to 35 feet in no time. You can readily locate these trees in nurseries, especially if your area tends to be dry. There are different types of Scotch Pine and a few of them turn to a yellowish brown color when the weather gets cold. Nevertheless, you will always be capable of finding other varieties that don’t change color. Another powerful and sturdy tree to think about is the Rocky Mountain Juniper. In the winter it turns a browner color, but regenerates in the springtime. They may be great for windbreaks and many birds are fascinated by this tree as well. The only real downside is that they are a bit slow in growing which is about ten inches a year. This is slow compared to other hardy trees. Another well-liked tree that won’t require much water is the Russian Olive. This is a considerably more showy tree compared to others and looks quite beautiful when it’s all grown up. They’re able to grow in any kind of soil and attract birds with their berries. Even though your area may be arid, you will be able to plant trees. You can study online, call at your local nurseries or just study your area to see what trees are available. Should you not develop a big list, then go around your town and buy some of the trees that are still alive.