Because of cutting down trees, we lose as many as six billion trees annually. The fact is that the goods that are created from trees are required for our daily living. Such as wood to build houses, paper for writing on and even toilet paper for, well you know. Alas, we need the items that the trees produce but we can do something about the depletion of our forests.
Arbor Day was created with the aim that we must all be planting trees on that day although honestly this has had little impact. The truth is, trees are not being planted by the majority of the population. If everyone could plant a tree, it would make an impact.
There may be seven billion humans alive in the world right now. The actual numbers essentially fluctuate and so this is a calculated approximation. But if each of those 7 billion folks went out and planted a tree every Arbor Day, we would be able to replace all the trees that were dropped that year. The probability of this happening is remote.
If you would like to save our environment, planting trees is a good step that you can take. And I don’t mean to simply go out once a year and plant a tree. How about each week or at least every month? The reason is because someone needs to compensate for all the people are using our resources but refuse to plant a tree for whatever reason.
Are you aware that on Arbor Day, only approximately 8 and 15 million trees are planted? That still leaves us with a 5 billion tree shortfall every year. And yearly, it only keeps getting worse.
Whereas people must make the effort to plant trees, I have an idea that could solve this once and for all. It could be made a legal requirement that anyone involved in the felling of trees must replace every one felled with two newly planted ones and this would go a long way to resolving the problem.
We will have to continue to face this issue ourselves until there is the political willpower to make these changes. In fact, restoring the amount of trees required is absolutely possible. The number of trees felled every year could be replaced if ten percent of the world’s population planted one tree every month. In yearly terms, this would equal to the planting of about 7 billion trees. For the number of trees we need to return to, an effective net gain of 1 billion trees will be the way to achieve this goal.
Every individual worried about the our planet can do his part by planting trees. Things will change if 10% of the world’s population resolve to help out and plant trees. Only you can decide if you want to do this.