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Plant a Tree

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Trees provide the clean air we need to breathe.

We all know that trees produce oxygen and absorb carbon dioxide. Just one acre of forest can remove nearly 3 tons of carbon dioxide from the environment every year. The leaves also work to collect dust and other microscopic matter from the air, reducing levels of particulate matter that can damage our lungs and lead to respiratory disease.

Trees act like giant filters for our drinking water supply.

Trees remove toxic heavy metals and other pollutants from the soil, keeping those dangerous elements from entering aquifers deep underground. Trees help keep our waterways by stabilizing the nearby soil and slowing storm water runoff. This prevents excessive sediment from eroding and washing into the water where it can choke the life from the surrounding aquatic ecosystem.

Trees can help lower your heating and cooling costs.

In warm climates, a deciduous tree planted near the south or southwest corner of your home will provide cooling shade during the hotter months. Tree leaves also help cool the surrounding environment by releasing water vapor through a process called transpiration. During autumn, the leaves will fall from the tree allowing the winter sun to shine through. In cold climates, a row of evergreen trees placed on the northern side of your home can serve as a windbreaker to the arctic wind and snow.

Trees add value.

Think about it. A house with trees in the yard always looks more inviting that a home without trees. Established trees can increase the value of your home by adding ‘curb appeal’ because it makes the home look ‘cared for’. There is also some evidence to suggest that homes with established trees are less likely to be burglarized.

Trees are a sustainable natural resource.

From furniture to cosmetics and food to fuel, trees provide us with thousands of products. When forests are managed with the environment in mind, they are truly one of nature’s greatest assets.

 

Success stories

Siru Wallin

Nov 03 at 01:31 am
An apple tree.

Jade Champion

Aug 22 at 11:22 am
Was so excited. Learning new things!

Jessica Peragine

Mar 07 at 03:01 am
At least one a year.

Cherie Stratton

Mar 05 at 11:02 am
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sylvia balvers

Mar 02 at 22:51 pm
Toen ik op onderwijsexpeditie was in Kenia, heb ik samen met een Keniaanse medestudent een boom geplant. deze boom stond symboom voor de ontwikkeling van het onderwijs en wij zelf als mens.

Shannon Kokkonen

Feb 25 at 00:18 am
Cherry Tree w Jim Markunas

Sofia Rocha

Feb 24 at 21:27 pm
Primavera y cerro del tesoro por la capilla de los martires

Dimitrinka Vangelova

Jan 21 at 11:56 am
:)))

Anna Clark

Jan 12 at 12:09 pm
I bought a Tabebuia Palmerii, a pink trumpet tree, and it has been planted in the front yard at our home of twenty years. Very excited to see it grow over the next few years.

Sadhbh Sutton

Jan 12 at 08:17 am
Done

Sabrine feelingismy

Jan 06 at 23:48 pm
Avec Sarah et anissa

Viviana White

Jan 04 at 21:20 pm
Done it when i was around 4 years old

Kayla Chambers

Jan 03 at 02:39 am
I plant one every year!

Bianca Laprade

Dec 17 at 15:46 pm
got one for free, plant it but it died a couple months after

Camryn Parks

Dec 17 at 12:22 pm
I did it with my school

Chantal Van de Kolk

Dec 16 at 22:01 pm
Apple