As a result of cutting down trees, we lose up to six billion trees on an annual basis. The fact is that the goods that are manufactured from trees are required for our everyday living. As an example, paper is used both in the home and workplace and wood is used in the building of houses. We all need to assume responsibility in keeping our timberlands even if there are things we have to use that are made from trees.
Arbor Day was established with the intent that we should all be planting trees on that day although honestly this has had little impact. This is because almost all people aren’t going out and planting a tree. It would help, of course, if everyone planted a tree.
Would you believe that there are approximately 7 billion people on Earth? The actual numbers obviously fluctuate and so this is a calculated guess. But if every of those 7 billion folks went out and planted a tree every Arbor Day, we would be replacing all the trees that were cut down that year. Then again, this is never going to come about.
So, the answer is for those of you who care about the planet and want oxygen so you can live, plant a tree. I am not confining this to planting trees on simply one day each year. I am talking more or less once every month or even once every week. We should try to compensate for people who don’t plant trees even though they go on using the earth’s valuable resources.
Would you believe that on Arbor Day, only between 8 and 15 million trees are planted? That still results to a 5 billion tree shortfall annually. This situation keeps on getting worse.
Whereas people should make the effort to plant trees, I have an idea that could solve this once and for all. If a law could be passed that each time a tree is chopped down by companies in the timber trade, they then had to plant two new ones, this could really make a huge difference.
But until somebody has the presence of mind to make this a reality, we are left to take care of replacing the trees ourselves. Trying to keep those tree numbers up isn’t going to really take a lot of effort. The number of trees felled annually could be replaced if ten percent of the world’s population planted one tree on a monthly basis. On an annual basis, this would mean the planting of approximately 7 billion trees. For the number of trees we need to return to, an effective net gain of 1 billion trees will be the way to reach this goal.
Planting a tree is a way we can all help the earth. Bear in mind that we only need 10% of everyone on the planet to commit to this. It’s your decision if you want to help out.