“A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.” -Greek Proverb
Have you ever walked across a parking lot in the heat of the summer? HOT! Ever sat under a shade tree in the summer? Better! Trees help regulate temperatures. Helps prevent drastic swings weather. I’m not preaching Global warming of Al Gore. I think that’s to line the pockets of political elite. But deforestation and lose of top soil. An issue that is easy to remedy. Plant a tree. Help create wonderful shade on your land. Grow great. Plant a tree whose shade you may never sit. And as a side advantage plant fruit trees. Apples, peaches, or what ever you like and will grow in your climate. Plant as much as you can. Buy trees and as they grow propagate them. Propagate them and give them to friends and family. Start a back yard nursery. Plant! Plant! Plant!
Remember save the world by starting on your own yard, neighborhood, and community.
Quote from Nation Geographic,
Deforestation has many negative effects on the environment. The most dramatic impact is a loss of habitat for millions of species. Seventy percent of Earth’s land animals and plants live in forests, and many cannot survive the deforestation that destroys their homes.
Deforestation also drives climate change. Forest soils are moist, but without protection from sun-blocking tree cover they quickly dry out. Trees also help perpetuate the water cycle by returning water vapor back into the atmosphere. Without trees to fill these roles, many former forest lands can quickly become barren deserts.
Removing trees deprives the forest of portions of its canopy, which blocks the sun’s rays during the day and holds in heat at night. This disruption leads to more extreme temperatures swings that can be harmful to plants and animals.
Trees also play a critical role in absorbing the greenhouse gases that fuel global warming. Fewer forests means larger amounts of greenhouse gases entering the atmosphere—and increased speed and severity of global warming.
So let’s plant trees.
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