If we look at yearly figures, approximately three and six billion trees are being felled worldwide. The fact is that the commodities that are created from trees are needed for our everyday living. Such as lumber to put up houses, 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 produced from trees are needed.
Trees are celebrated on Arbor Day and the purpose of having Arbor Day is that we should plant trees at that time but this is not actually taking on the issue. This is because nearly all people don’t go out and plant a tree. It would help, obviously, if everyone participated and planted a tree.
Did you know that there are about 7 billion people living on the planet? The actual numbers naturally fluctuate and so this is a calculated approximation. However, if each of those 7 billion people went out and planted a tree every Arbor Day, we would be replacing all the trees that were felled that year. However, this isn’t ever going to take place.
Hence, planting trees is something you must consider if you are concerned about the air we breathe and the environment. As for planting a tree, I would not propose you merely do this on a specific day every year. Planting a tree monthly is a good objective or why not every week? The reason is because someone should make up for all of those who are utilizing our resources but refuse to plant a tree for whatever reason.
Each year on Arbor Day, the number of trees planted is between 8 and 15 million. Hence every year, we are short by approximately 5 billion trees. Regrettably, the situation is not getting any better.
A complete answer is necessary that still encourages folks to plant trees but I would also suggest the following. It could be made a legal requirement that anyone involved in chopping down trees must replace each one chopped down with two newly planted ones and this would go a long way to solving the problem.
But then, until somebody can turn this into reality, we are left to take care of replacing the trees ourselves. And it will not take that much for us to increase the tree population yearly. If each month, roughly 10% of people on the planet could plant a tree, that would compensate for the numbers being chopped down per year. On an annual basis, this would mean the planting of more or less 7 billion trees. For the number of trees we need to return to, an effective net gain of 1 billion trees will be the way to achieve this goal.
Every person worried about the health of our ecosystems can do his part by planting trees. Don’t forget that we just need 10% of everyone on the planet to commit to this. You’re the only one who can decide if you want to do this.