Did you know that all over the world, 3 to 6 billion trees are cut down annually. The fact is that the commodities that are created from trees are essential for our everyday living. For example, paper is used both in the home and workplace and wood is used in the construction of houses. Regrettably, we need the products that the trees produce but we can do something about the depletion of our forests.
Arbor Day was created with the intent that we should all be planting trees on that day although honestly this has had little impact. The reality is, trees are not being planted by many people. If each one of us could do our part and plant a tree, it would make an impact.
Did you know that there are roughly 7 billion people on Earth? The actual numbers naturally fluctuate and so this is a calculated guess. Nevertheless, we could replace the trees that are chopped down annually if every one of those folks did actually plant a tree on Arbor day. We are aware that this is unlikely to happen.
If you want to preserve our environment, planting trees is a good step that you can take. I am not restricting this to planting trees on simply one day out of the year. How about on a weekly basis or at least every month? It is just a fact that some individuals will not give any thought to conservation or planting trees, so we must make up for this ourselves.
Did you know that on Arbor Day, only about 8 and 15 million trees are planted? That still comes out to a 5 billion tree shortfall every year. This situation continues to get worse.
I actually have a solution to the problem entirely even though folks should nonetheless keep on planting trees whenever they can. If a law could be enacted that each time a tree is cut down by companies in the timber trade, they then had to plant two new ones, this could actually make a big difference.
But until somebody has the presence of mind to make this a reality, we are left to take care of replacing the trees ourselves. In actual fact, restoring the amount of trees required is absolutely achievable. For one, if only 10% of the people in the world planted a tree monthly, it would cover the amount of trees that are felled yearly. On average, that would be approximately 7 billion trees being planted yearly. And that 1 billion extra trees are precisely what we need to get our tree population back to where it should be.
So for anyone who desires to make a positive difference to our planet, go plant a tree. Again, it merely takes 10% of the total number of people in the world to begin making a difference. And you may be one of them.