If we look at annual figures, anywhere between three and six billion trees are being cut down across the globe. The fact is that the commodities that are created from trees are needed for our day-to-day living. Such as wood to put up houses, paper for writing on and even toilet paper for, well you know. And unfortunately, we need the products that the trees produce but we can do something about the depletion of our timberlands.
While I know that we have Arbor Day, and we all must plant a tree every Arbor Day, that is simply taking care of a small part of the problem. The truth is, trees are not being planted by many people. It would help, of course, if everyone did.
The worldwide population is likely approximately in the 7 billion mark. Naturally, you can never be certain of the precise figures for this. Nonetheless, we could replace the trees that are chopped down annually if each one of those folks did actually plant a tree on Arbor day. We know that this is not likely to happen.
So, the suggestion is for those of you who care about the planet and want oxygen so you can live, plant a tree. When it comes to planting a tree, I would not propose you just do this on a particular day each year. How about each week or at least once a month? The reason is because someone must compensate for all the people are using our resources but refuse to plant a tree for whatever reason.
Would you believe that on Arbor Day, only about 8 and 15 million trees are planted? That still comes out to a 5 billion tree deficit each and every year. Unfortunately, the situation is not improving.
A complete answer is necessary that still encourages individuals to plant trees but I would like to propose the following. What could actually take care of this problem is if each wood business or tree farmer, by law, had to plant two saplings for every tree they cut down, so our tree issue wouldn’t be an issue any longer.
Right now, this is not likely to happen and thus the task to preserve the number of trees in the world is in our own hands. In reality, restoring the amount of trees required is perfectly attainable. For one, if just 10% of the people on our planet planted a tree monthly, it would cover the amount of trees that are cut down every year. On average, that would be around 7 billion trees being planted annually. And that 1 billion surplus of trees are exactly what we need in order to get our tree population back to where it has to be.
So for anyone who wants to make a positive difference to our environment, go plant a tree. Things will change if 10% of the world’s population choose to plant trees. Only you can decide if you want to do this.