We Need Trees

By Leo Berry

Life could not exist on Earth without trees because they produce most of the oxygen that humans and wildlife breathe.

Did you know that by being in nature your seretonin levels can increase? Just by being in nature, your body responds and it makes you happy! Trees can also heal you, by reducing stress and increasing immunity.

Trees can reduce violence too. Studies have shown that neighborhoods with more trees tend to have less violent occurrences vs neighborhoods without trees.

There are many benefits from trees.

One acre of trees annually consumes the amount of carbon dioxide equivalent to that produced by driving an average car for 26,000 miles. That same acre of trees also produces enough oxygen for 18 people to breathe for a year.”

A 100-foot tree, 18 inches diameter at its base, produces 6,000 pounds of oxygen.

On average, one tree produces nearly 260 pounds of oxygen each year. Two mature trees can provide enough oxygen for a family of four.

Such as temperatures get reduced by having more trees plus water evaporation from the shade of trees get slowed so it becomes better water for crops. Also, trees reduce pollution by pulling pollutants and carbon out of the air through their trees and storing in the ground.

Other benefits are:

  • Trees clean the air
  • Combat climate change
  • Provide oxygen
  • Lowers temperature
  • Save energy 
  • Save water
  • Prevents water pollution
  • Prevent soil erosion
  • Trees shield UV rays
  • Trees provide food
  • Trees heal
  • Reduce violence
  • It marks the season
  • Trees create economic opportunities
  • Trees are teachers and playmates
  • Trees bring ppl together
  • They add unity 
  • Trees provide a canopy and habitat
  • They block things
  • Trees provide wood
  • Increase property values
  • Trees increase business traffic

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