Why we plant trees?

It is a widely known fact that trees are a keystone factor in determining the climatic balance on Earth. These extraordinary organisms make life on this planet possible, through their sole existence. Nevertheless, “to know” doesn’t necessarily mean “to do“. So, why we plant trees? Here is the answer:

  • To be able to breathe – they produce oxygen!
  • Trees clean the atmosphere, by capturing airborne particles, and toxic gases such as CO, SO2, NOx, and volatile organic compounds
  • Trees act as carbon sinks, neutralizing this way one of the main greenhouse gases. One adult tree can store up to 3,67 t of CO2*
  •  To stop the erosion and degradation of soils
  • Trees control climate by moderating the effects of sun, wind and rain.
  • For a better agriculture grace to more rains and less arid climate.
  • They absorb and store rainwater, helping the ground water supply recharge and prevent flooding
  • For creating habitats for a great range of animal and plant species
  • To attain energetic independence
  • To widely implement the concept of Fruit Forest
  • To assure household food security (forests are a free source of food: nuts, fruits, berries)
  • To prevent crop thievery by making it pointless
  • Forests represent a great potential for beekeeping
  • For phytoremediation of the polluted soil

And also, because trees are gorgeous and vitally important for living communities around the world. If you care about the future of this planet as we do, hear our Call for Action, and Seed It Forward!


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