Plant Tree


Plant Tree in your Home.

Rate of Deforestation:

Name any products you use at home, office, school or anywhere, and you will find the use of wood anywhere. Tissue, toothpaste, note book, books, newspaper, coffee cup, snack box, tires, tickets, paper or even cosmetics.   Hundreds of food products and medicines also come from tree and there are about 5,000 products can be made from wood.  So much can we harvest from trees and our lives become so dependant to them, that makes one person annually uses wood and paper products equivalent to a 100 foot tree 18 inches in diameter. No wonder trees in huge number are cut down to meet our needs and today, this rampant deforestation is reaching the rate of 1 acre per second .. Every day, a forest the size of Philadelphia (74,000 acres) is lost, and every year, an area the size of Pennsylvania (27 million acres) is ruined.

What we lose by losing trees:

1.         Carbon Dioxide Absorption.

A single mature tree can absorb carbon dioxide at a rate of 48 lbs. / year, the same amount of carbon generated from a car driven over 8,500 miles.

2.         Oxygen Supply.

About 98% of a tree’s weight is made up of six elements : carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, phosphorus and sulfur. In one year one tree release up to 260 pounds of  oxygen, an amount enough to supply to 2 people !

3.         Soil Sustainability.

Trees keep the soil remain in good condition and sustainable, as they help reducing erosion and creating suitable environment that allows microorganism to grow.

4.         Water Preservation.

Trees minimize topsoil erosion, keep hazardous pollutants in the soil from flowing into our waterways, hold up water run-off and persistently replenish our groundwater supplies.

Scientists reported that over a 50-year life time, a tree generates $31,250 worth of oxygen, provides $62,000 worth of air pollution control, recycles $37,500 worth of water, and controls $31,250 worth of soil erosion.

In addition to the above benefits, we should also count that for many species like birds, butterflies, insects and reptiles and mammals, trees are their home that also provide food supplies. So trees help existence of lots of species.

Chainsaws and bulldozers are still wildly roaring in the forests out there, ignoring the environmental benefits that trees offer. It will be wise if we balance the loss of trees in the once-were- forests by planting trees in our homes.

If every American family planted just one tree, the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere would be reduced by one billion lbs annually. This is almost 5% of the amount that human activity pumps into the atmosphere each year.

American Forestry Association Tree Facts: Growing Greener Cities, 1992.

In ” The Case For Greener Cities”, American Forests estimates that homeowners who properly plant trees in their landscape can expect savings up to 58% on daytime air conditioning and as high as 65% for mobile homes. If applied nationwide to buildings not now benefiting from trees, the shade could trim down the US consumption of oil by 500,000 barrels  of oil / day!

Should you one day realize that there is one thing on Earth that shades you  in hot summer days, filters the air you breath, keeps the water you drink healthier, produces materials to build a home, steadily provides you with food and most of your necessities to support your survival, that’s not your mom - that’s tree.

Help reducing deforestation from your home by simple things and buy a tree and plant it in your garden to make a small favor in return.

Then re-gain what you have been loosing.

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