If we look at annual figures, roughly three and six billion trees are being cut down worldwide. There is so much that is produced from trees and this means there is a huge need in the marketplace. Such as lumber to build homes, paper for writing on and even toilet paper for, well you know. We all need to take responsibility in preserving our forests even if there are things we have to use that are made from trees.
Although we have Arbor Day, and everyone should plant a tree every Arbor Day, that is merely taking care of a small part of the problem. Planting trees is not something that most people give any thought to. If each one of us could plant a tree, it would make a difference.
There are around seven billion humans alive in the world now. The actual figures naturally fluctuate and so this is a calculated approximation. The number of trees worldwide would be restored if every individual went out and planted a tree on Arbor Day. But again, this is never going to occur.
If you want to preserve our planet, planting trees is a good step that you can take. I am not restricting this to planting trees on only one day of the year. I am proposing that you plant a tree approximately once every month or even once every week. It is just a fact that many individuals will refuse to give any thought to conservation or planting trees, so we need to compensate for this ourselves.
Did you know that on Arbor Day, only approximately 8 and 15 million trees are planted? So every year, we have a deficit approximately 5 billion trees. This situation continues to get worse.
A complete answer is required that still encourages people to plant trees but I would likewise propose the following. If a law could be passed that each time a tree is cut down by logging companies, they then had to plant two new ones, this could actually make a big difference.
Right now, this is unlikely to happen and so the need to preserve the number of trees in the world dependso n us. Trying to keep those tree numbers up won’t actually take a great deal of effort. For instance, if only 10% of the people in the world planted a tree once a month, it would cover the amount of trees that are felled annually. On average, that would be just over 7 billion trees being planted each year. In essence, this gives us an additional one billion trees and will go a long way to restoring the levels that are really required.
Hence for anyone who wants to make a positive difference to our planet, go plant a tree. Things will change if 10% of people worldwide resolve to help out and plant trees. And you may be one of those people.