25 May '12, 6pm

Trees: Why You Should Care | Care2 Causes

Trees: Why You Should Care | Care2 Causes

The maple, pine or oak tree that you regularly take for granted deserves another look . Trees are the Earth’s lungs and air purifiers. They supply housing for countless creatures, provide shade, increase real estate value and are correlated with significant health and emotional benefits. And, as we humans continue to spew out more and more CO2 into the atmosphere, a tree’s job has never been more important. Trees absorb CO2 and give off O2, a process that’s been taking place for millions of years. Sequestration rates range , on a per tree basis, an “estimated average of approximately one ton of carbon dioxide over [a tree's] lifetime.” Logically then, one would think we should be planting trees at an astronomical rate to act as carbon sinks in an effort to mitigate climate change. So why are we still clear-cutting in the Amazon and destroying forestland for palm oil produc...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/trees-why-you-should-care.html

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