5 Reasons Why We Should Plant Trees
Think where we would be WITHOUT trees. MagicQuote understands the importance of trees and that’s why we’re committed to planting trees, to do our part.
Trees are a part of our natural global environment, are used to build the very buildings that we live in, and we even write with, eat food from, sit on, and read from products that are made from them. Because trees are so important, there are many reasons why we should plant more of them.
- Trees sequester carbon dioxide. As most of us learned in school, trees and other green plants take in carbon dioxide that humans and other organisms produce. Without trees, the levels of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere would be even higher than they are now.
- A vibrant urban forest is especially important for cities. A healthy urban forest is one of the more important factors in the establishment of livable cities, by bringing nature into an artificial and human-constructed city environment. Children can learn about nature within the city environment just by being around trees and observing and interacting with them.Even just a view of trees in cities can help to reduce stress and anxiety and improve the overall well-being of an urban population. It has been found that having green spaces with trees in cities helps to reduce crime rates by approximately 50%¹.
- Trees are an investment for our communities and for future generations. When we plant trees, we are giving a gift to the environment and to our communities. Since many species of trees can live for hundreds of years or more, our “investment” tree planting may perhaps last far beyond our own lifetimes.
- Trees clean the air. Trees intercept air pollutants like carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, ozone, and particulate matter⁶.
- Trees help to save energy. Planted strategically, trees on a property near homes and other buildings can help to block wind and create shade. This helps to reduce the need for heating in the winter, and the need for cooling in the summer.