If we look at yearly figures, approximately three and six billion trees are being chopped down across the globe. The fact is that the goods that are created from trees are essential for our daily living. Such as wood to build homes, paper for writing on and even toilet paper for, well you know. It is possible to act to save our forests although we have to accept that most of the goods made from trees are essential.
Arbor Day was created with the aim that we must all be planting trees on that day although actually this has had little impact. This is because virtually all folks don’t go out and plant a tree. If each one of us could plant a tree, it would make an impact.
Would you believe that there are more or less 7 billion people right now? The actual figures essentially fluctuate and so this is a calculated guess. However, we could replace the trees that are lost each year if every one of those folks did actually plant a tree on Arbor day. Unfortunately, this is never going to occur.
Thus, the solution is for those of you who care about the Earth and want oxygen so you can live, plant a tree. And I don’t mean to only go out once each year and plant a tree. I am proposing that you plant a tree more or less once every month or even once every week. It is just a fact that many individuals will not give any thought to conservation or planting trees, so we need to make up for this ourselves.
Did you know that on Arbor Day, only approximately 8 and 15 million trees are planted? Thus every year, we are short by about 5 billion trees. This situation keeps on getting worse.
I actually have a solution to the problem entirely even though folks should nevertheless keep on planting trees whenever they can. What could truly solve this problem is if every log company or tree farmer, by law, had to plant two saplings for every tree they take, so our tree issue wouldn’t be an issue for long.
We are going to have to continue to face this problem ourselves until there is the political willpower to make these changes. In reality, restoring the number of trees required is perfectly achievable. The number of trees chopped down per year could be replaced if ten percent of the world’s population planted one tree on a monthly basis. On average, that would be just over 7 billion trees being planted annually. In effect, this gives us a surplus of one billion trees and will go a long way to restoring the levels that are truly needed.
Hence for anyone who wants to make a positive difference to our environment, go plant a tree. Again, it only takes 10% of the world population to begin making a difference. You decide if you want to be part of it.