THE TREES CAN SAVE US

PLANTING TREES:  

A VITAL WEAPON IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE

Deforestation and the burning of fossil fuels are causing a climate emergency. You can help us to fight this disaster.

By planting trees we can stop runaway global heating, encourage rainfall, guarantee clean water and reduce air pollution, We can also restore habitats for endangered wildlife. 

The planet has nearly 3.5 million square miles to spare for trees. These new trees could cut carbon in the atmosphere by nearly 25%, bringing it down to levels not seen for nearly 100 years.

 

Forest restoration is the best climate change solution available today,

 

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TREES ABSORB CARBON DIOXIDE

Trees have the power to mitigate human-made global warming and protect the atmosphere because they absorb and store CO2 away from the atmosphere. Forests form “carbon sinks” trapping tonnes of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and protecting us from climate change.

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The more trees we plant, and the more we slow down and reverse deforestation, the greater the Earth’s ability to lock carbon out of the atmosphere and slow global heating.

TREES CLEAN AIR AND WATER 

Trees help cleanse the air by intercepting airborne particles, reducing heat, and absorbing pollutants such as carbon monoxide, sulphur dioxide, and nitrogen dioxide.

 

Trees also play a key role in capturing rainwater and reducing the risk of natural disasters like floods and landslides. Their intricate root systems act like filters; removing pollutants and slowing down the water’s absorption into the ground.

TREES PROVIDE  HABITAT FOR WILDLIFE

Habitat loss is one of the greatest threats to wildlife worldwide, and we must act now to restore cleared forests so that wildlife can return once more.  

A single tree can be home to hundreds of species of insect, fungi, moss, mammals, and plants.

LEARN MORE

Greta Thunberg at the UN

"We cannot solve a crisis if we do not treat it like a crisis."

The Independent 

'Planting Billions is the Most Effective Climate Change Solution'

Friends of the earth

'Why Doubling Tree Cover will Help Stop Climate Chaos'

EarthShare

'Top 10 Benefits of Planting Trees'

The Guardian

'Tree Planting has mind blowing potential to tackle climate change'

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