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Current Situation

  1. What we did |

    Every day we cut down lots of trees to use then in not only our daily needs, but also to continue using other luxaries and now the situation has become so bad that we not just need to, we have to save trees to save ourself.

  2. Trees cut down count |

    As per the records in every year 3.5 to 7 billion trees cut down each year by us and the worst part is this number is incresing day by day.

  3. Effect on other species |

    The most dramatic impact of cutting trees is loss of habitat for millions of species. Eighty percent of Earth’s land animals and plants live in forests and many cannot survive the deforestation that destroys their homes.

  4. Climate change |

    Forest soils are moist but without protection from sun-blocking tree cover they quickly dry out. Trees also help perpetuate the water cycle by returning water vapor to the atmosphere. Without trees to fill these roles, many former forest lands can quickly become barren deserts.

  5. Global warming |

    Trees also play a critical role in absorbing the greenhouse gases that fuel global warming. Fewer forests means larger amounts of greenhouse gases entering the atmosphere—and increased speed and severity of global warming.

How Trees Help Us

  1. Trees provide oxygen |

    In one year an acre of mature trees can provide enough oxygen for 18 people.

  2. Trees clean the air |

    Trees absorb odors and pollutant gases (nitrogen oxides, ammonia, sulfur dioxide and ozone) and filter particulates out of the air by trapping them on their leaves and bark.

  3. Trees combat the greenhouse effect |

    Global warming is the result of excess greenhouse gases, created by burning fossil fuels and destroying tropical rainforests. Heat from the sun, reflected back from the earth, is trapped in this thickening layer of gases, causing global temperatures to rise. Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a major greenhouse gas. Trees absorb CO2, removing and storing the carbon while releasing the oxygen back into the air. In one year, an acre of mature trees absorbs the amount of CO2 produced when you drive your car 26,000 miles.

  4. Trees cool the streets and the city |

    Average temperatures in Los Angeles have risen 6°F in the last 50 years as tree coverage has declined and the number of heat-absorbing roads and buildings has increased. Trees cool the city by up to 10°F, by shading our homes and streets, breaking up urban "heat islands" and releasing water vapor into the air through their leaves.

  5. Trees help prevent water pollution |

    Trees reduce runoff by breaking rainfall thus allowing the water to flow down the trunk and into the earth below the tree. This prevents stormwater from carrying pollutants to the ocean. When mulched, trees act like a sponge that filters this water naturally and uses it to recharge groundwater supplies.

  6. Trees help prevent soil erosion |

    On hillsides or stream slopes, trees slow runoff and hold soil in place.

  7. Trees shield children from ultra-violet rays |

    Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Trees reduce UV-B exposure by about 50 percent, thus providing protection to children on school campuses and playgrounds - where children spend hours outdoors.

  8. Trees provide food |

    Every creature is directly or indirectly dependent to the trees for food.

  9. Trees fill our daily needs |

    Every type of tree has something special to offer us. Many of them offer woods, many offer medicines, many offer other stuffs.

How We Can Help Trees

  1. Switch to bamboo paper |

    Bamboo is easily sustainable and grows to maturity within five years, a lot faster than trees. They have exactly the same functions as well. Try to use bamboo paper as much as possible in order to lower the demand for paper produced by trees.

  2. Switch to digital books |

    Again, this creates less of a demand for paper. Digital books are also more convenient as you have an endless supply of books on a single device. You can also read from a digital device in the dark, unlike with a book printed on paper.

  3. Use reusable containers |

    For your food, gifts or anything

  4. Clear cutting |

    If there are large areas that have the same type of trees available on it, trees of the same age group can be cut down in a selected area. This area will then be marked for replantation in order to sustain the forest.

  5. Selective cutting |

    When selective cutting is implemented it means that only fully mature trees will be allowed to be cut down.

  6. Shelter wood cutting |

    This method entails that the least useful trees are cut down first, while the highest quality trees are cut down last.

  7. Produce less waste |

    A shocking amount of wood gets wasted when trees get cut down for logs. The rest is simply thrown away when it could be used for other purposes.

  8. Educate others |

    Whether it be your children, friends, or colleagues. The more people are aware of what they can do to help prevent deforestation, the better.

  9. Most of all plant trees |

    Does this even need an explanation?