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.