Plant Trees and Plants
Why plant Trees and Plants? To start with, they increase the atmospheric oxygen and sequester carbon dioxide.
Many studies show that plants and landscaping are beneficial for our general well being health, making us happier, less stressed and, in a work or academic environment, more productive!
One of the reasons why cities are more stressful is the lack of plants. If we as individuals start include more plant life in our home or office decor, if we add more potted plants in our balconies, we will be helping our cities, streets and building to reach a total NATURAL Style.
Trees and plants sequester CO2 (carbon dioxide) from the atmosphere as they grow, through the process of photosynthesis. They store the carbon in their leaves, branches, stems, bark and roots.
An study done by the American Forestry Association found that in just one year, a mature tree absorbs 26 pounds of carbon dioxide and cleans up pollution created by a car driven 11,300 miles. That same tree also provides enough oxygen for a family of four to breathe during an entire year.
Re-establishing native trees to restore forest cover, re vegetate marginal agricultural areas and link remnant bush can help address a range of environmental issues. A key issue is climate change.
Trees provide many other benefits over time which may include:
• Increasing atmospheric oxygen
• Assisting with prevention of soil and wind erosion
• Assisting with prevention of water logging and salinity
• Providing habitat for wildlife
• Providing wind breaks & shade
To provide benefits such as:
• Reduce soil erosion
• Help combat salinity
• Provide wind breaks
• Improve biodiversity
• Provide habitat for native animals
• Sequester carbon dioxide
Plant Any Tree Appropriate for your Region and Climate to Offset Global Warming
Ultimately, trees of any shape, size or genetic origin help absorb CO2.
Most scientists agree that the least expensive and perhaps easiest way for individuals to help offset the CO2 that they generate in their everyday lives is to plant a tree…any tree, as long as it is appropriate for the given region and climate.
Some studies estimate that approx 6 trees will sequester 1 tonne of carbon dioxide over their lifetime in areas we plant
Decorate using plants
These days our lives are submerge in a world of concrete, keeping us away from nature. It is time to get plants back to our homes and reconnect with Mother Nature.
Plus, plants are one of the most multi-purpose things we can bring into our homes: They are beautiful, suited to any taste, and an affordable way to décor your home, outdoors and indoors.
They improve our air quality, bring colour and life to a space, and sometimes even provide us with food or flowers.