Why plant trees
We need to make up for what we take down!
Every day as much as 20.000 hectares of forest is cut down! We need to do something to make a change.
Because trees produce oxygen!
A mature leafy tree produces enough oxygen each year for a family of 4 to breathe
Because trees filter the air!
Fine dust and airborne particles (for example produced by cars) is overclouding our air. Trees hold this particles in their leaves. One mature tree can absorb an amount of fine dust equal to the amount that is produced by a car while driving 10.000 kilometers.
Because the climate is changing!
A tree absorbs between 10 and 60 kilogram CO2 every year (and turns this into oxygen). And trees cool down the atmosphere better than any air conditioning can.
Because trees block noise!
Trees muffle or block urban noise just as effectively as a wall would do. Strategic planted trees around your house or in the neighborhood can muffle city noise (cars, trains, plains).
Because trees govern water supplies!
Forests acts as a basis of water catchments and regulate climate and seasonal patterns.