I know a lot of you will agree with me that we are now in the stage where we no longer care about the Earth. With all the benefits and convenience we get from technology, we seldom look at the damages we have caused nature. We ignore the world’s health because we are too focused on our eagerness to live in a hassle-free life. But do we deserve it? In case you do not know, let me inform you that the largest forest in the world, Amazon, experience a fire for about a week. There is the destruction of trees and deaths of thousands of animals. But, we humans are silent about it. Perhaps some things genuinely require a chance. If it is something that all of us are concerned with, maybe we can start doing a couple of little things that will significantly impact our future needs.
Scientific research tells us that green leafy plants help boost our mood. If there are nearby plants, we also seem to get along better with others. — Sally Augustin Ph.D.
Planting A Tree
There are a lot of reasons why we need to plant trees. Not only we have to save and preserve the Earth, but we also need to defend it for future generations’ consumption. That is because trees are our source of life. Without trees, we will have problems sustaining better health. So let’s process the idea and significantly think about its benefits.
Herbs can play a major role in supporting a person’s entire system to meet the demands placed on it while undergoing a difficult change process. — Aylee Welch, LICSW
Trees combat climate change. Imagine the buildup of harmful chemicals in the atmosphere. These include pollutants such as ammonia, nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, and odors. It is devastatingly dangerous. We humans need something that will absorb that harmful stuff. And trees are the only things that can do that. They are capable of storing and removing carbon in the air while releasing oxygen back to us.
Trees provide shading, and that is the reason why they are the best materials for our homes. But we only focus on building and not replacing them. Soon we will end up making our homes without it. Trees are also responsible for keeping our surroundings well-ventilated. That is because they can conserve energy. They reduce carbon dioxide and other sources of chemical pollutions and emissions.
Getting in nature and under trees can lower cortisol (the stress hormone), lower blood pressure, and boost parasympathetic activity (the rest and digest system). — Tchiki Davis, Ph.D.
The best part of trees existence is its ability to save water. As they transpire, trees increase the level of atmospheric moisture leaving the Earth in its cool and stable condition. It also helps in preventing water pollution by reducing runoffs that could carry pollutants in the water. It can act like a sponge where trees filter water naturally. Aside from that, trees are beneficial in recharging groundwater supplies.
The one thing that humans should be thankful for is trees ability to produce food. That is not only for humans but for the animals as well. So imagine if we cut them off without the concern of replacing each of them, we are trying to diminish the number of possible resources that allows us to live abundantly.
It is a no brainer question of why we need to plant trees. The genuine struggle here is answering where and how we should do it.