The world is a rich diversity of flora, fauna, and animals even before humans came into existence. However, as men learned to harness the resources of the planet and mastered above all creations big and small, nature had to give way (or demolished) for progress to take place. But fast-forward to our present day and we now live in a world overwhelmed by pollution, people, and conflicts.
While we still haven’t found the solution to human conflicts that surround us now, there is something we can do to prevent the continued abuse and misuse of natural resources. One of the best solutions to counteract environmental deterioration is by planting more trees.
For centuries, nature enthusiasts around the world have hosted events to plant and care for trees. At the first U.S. Arbor Day, held in 1872, Nebraska residents planted an estimated 1 million trees. In more recent years, some groups have called for reforestation (planting trees in areas where they had formerly grown but were cut down, burned, or otherwise destroyed) and afforestation (planting trees in areas where they have not historically grown, such as in grasslands) with a new goal in mind: to help mitigate climate change.
When a tree takes in carbon from the atmosphere, it stores it throughout its lifetime through a process called carbon sequestration. The surrounding soil can sequester carbon for even longer periods, for hundreds, sometimes thousands, of years.
Climate change is already happening, so there’s no point in spending all your time and energy worrying about it. Instead, start planting trees to help counteract pollution, global warming, and scarcity in resources we all have to deal with because of these global changes. Aside from that, it is refreshing to see trees planted beside roads or on the countryside.
The DTE Energy Foundation and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources are funding more tree-planting projects around Michigan.
The partnership is in its 21st year. Nearly 40,000 trees and seedlings have been planted in over 500 communities. The foundation pays for initiative, which is administered by the DNR’s Urban and Community Forestry program.
While our personal efforts make a difference in our own little ways, the collective effort of the community has an even bigger impact and is a big help in realizing our goals of environmental sustainability and in slowing down climate change. And the benefits of tree planting, for instance, are felt by more people when many trees were planted.
Planting a tree is as easy as finding a place to dig a hole, right?
Over 100 elementary schoolers from Hartington learned Wednesday that there is a lot more to it than that.
Officials from NPPD hosted an Arbor Day tree-planting event in Hartington. Kids learned about not just the importance of planting trees, but doing so without disrupting the many power lines buried underground.
“Everybody has a conception that a tree doesn’t grow next to a power line or over a power line,” Lammers said. “This is a good age group to get them started with the knowledge that there are certain types of trees that will grow around power lines. It’s just the proper tree in the proper spot.”
Kids these days learn about advanced technological stuff at a young age. Most kids spend their days glued to their tablets or iPads, watching life pass them by and missing out on the benefits of active play. So, it is a must to teach them important life skills that include tree planting. Getting their hands dirty does not only do them good but the environment as well. A few more trees around us can provide us with the fresh air we desperately need in our growing polluted cities.
You can also contact All Clear Tree Service for any concerns involving trees or planting in general especially if you intend to plant trees in your own yard. You can’t just easily plant trees everywhere now because of certain laws or local policies. But with their help, you get to do your part in helping the environment while at thhttps://www.allcleartree.com/trimminge same time beautifying your home.