1 week ago
Now more than ever, it’s important to understand and appreciate the vital and essential role trees play in sustaining our critically damaged environment.
Exploring the mountains of Boulder, you are literally surrounded by countless trees. I find this incredibly ironic in the sense that despite all of the greenery and plant-life, oxygen still feels scarce and limited due to the high altitudes.
There are countless reasons as to why trees are so important to our survival, both as humans, but for all life forms on earth. These reasons include: - They trap dust and pollutants in their canopies
- They shade us from toxic solar radiation
- They reduce carbon dioxide
- They reduce wind speeds and help prevent floods
- They provide a habitat and nutrition for countless ecosystems and wildlife
Trees are in grave danger, however. Between the burning of the Amazon rainforest, to ever increasing deforestation, we seem to be rapidly losing our oxygen producing green spaces.
There are many ways you can contribute to the restoration of our plant-life. - Simply planting a tree or two in your backyard! Every contribution, both big and small, is a step in the right direction.
- Cut back on your paper consumption. We tend to use paper so frivolously, once you examine your personal consumption, it becomes easy to reduce usage. Ways to do this include enrolling in paperless billing statements, choosing an emailed receipt instead of a printed one, and subscribing to e-magazines.
- Donate to local grassroots arboretums and public gardens to ensure they have the funding they need to tend to their greenery.
Remember to look at your surroundings, and if there are trees nearby, just be appreciative.
Have you ever planted a tree before?