Plant a Tree, Save Ourselves.
Trees produce oxygen
We could not exist as we do if there were no trees. A mature, leafy tree produces as much oxygen during a season as 10 people inhale in a whole year. What many people don't realize is that the forest also acts as a giant filter that cleans the air we breathe.
Benefits of trees
The trees around us are extremely important and have always been necessary for improving the human condition - both during a tree’s life and after a tree’s harvest. It would not be stretching things if one were to say that without trees, we humans would not be able to exist on this beautiful planet.
Trees control noise pollution
Trees muffle urban noise almost as effectively as stone walls. Trees, planted at strategic points in neighborhoods or around your house, can abate major noises from freeways and airports.
Trees clean the soil
Trees can either store harmful pollutants or actually change the pollutant into less harmful forms. Trees filter sewage and farm chemicals, reduce the effects of animal wastes, clean roadside spills, and clean water runoff into streams.
Trees slow storm water runoff
Flash-flooding can be dramatically reduced by a forest or by planting trees. One Colorado blue spruce, either planted or growing wild, can intercept more than 1000 gallons of water annually when fully grown. Underground water-holding aquifers are recharged with this slowing down of water runoff.
Trees are carbon sinks
To produce its food, a tree absorbs and locks away carbon dioxide in the wood, roots and leaves. Carbon dioxide is a global warming suspect. A forest is a carbon storage area or "sink" that can lock up as much carbon as it produces. This locking-up process "stores" carbon as wood and not as an available "greenhouse".