Trees won’t save the world… (but people will!!)
Everyone seems to agree, trees play a major part in finding the solution to our current climate crisis, but that’s only half the equation.
In the past few years, tree planting has become a major way for people all over the world to get involved in the fight against climate change. While scientists agree that reforesting the Earth with millions of trees will be beneficial and could reverse the effects of climate change, we cannot underestimate our own responsibility to change our ways and create the real change our planet needs.
Why plant trees?
Trees are essential to the future of this planet we all call home. Simply put, Earth will not survive without trees. So out of all the things on your to-do list, is planting more trees one of them? If not, that may change very soon!
Trees fight climate change
Pollution and CO2 levels in our atmosphere are at a record high and are the leading cause of climate change. Research has proven that planting trees helps reduce pollution levels and even out the amount of CO2 particles in the air worldwide.
Trees help reduce soil erosion by capturing rainwater as it falls to the ground. The roots of trees help create better soil conditions, improving water filtration and creating better conditions for eco-systems to thrive.
Endangered Animal Species Need Trees to Survive
Do you have a favorite animal? Chances are it depends on trees to survive! Deforestation is a worldwide issue, and it’s devastating for many animal species who depend on forests as a natural habitat. From birds to polar bears, all terrestrial beings depend on trees to survive.
Animals use trees for resting, nesting, and even hunting. When trees mature and bear fruit, animals are able to feed and raise their young, find shelter and create their homes in the tree’s branches and canopy. You can help by planting trees and creating wildlife habitats all over the world.
Trees make us feel good
Recent studies have found that exposure to trees (even just looking at trees) can increase test scores and graduation rates in students, decrease criminal behavior, boost employee morale and productivity, and fight depression!
The profound impact of trees doesn’t stop in our brains, in fact studies have found that hospital patients with a view of trees from their windows recover faster, require less pain medication and have fewer complications than those with views of built structures. Spending time around trees even reduces blood pressure and can boost the immune system.
Give your descendants a gift
An ancient Greek proverb mentions that: A society grows great when old men (and women) plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.
Trees can live for hundreds of years, in fact the oldest single tree in the world is almost 5,000 years old, while the oldest known tree colony (trees that share the same ancestor) is over 80,000 years old! When you plant one tree, you’re giving a gift to your children and grandchildren.
Make it a symbol of your commitment to the environment and the beauty of the world around you that will live on far beyond your own lifetime.
What comes next?
If you plant a tree today, you help protect the environment, save countless animal species, feel good about yourself, and give a gift for future generations. But that’s not all there is to it.
We created Treehuggers Bracelets in order to connect with people who love nature all over the world. Apart from planting one tree for every item purchased in our online store, our bracelets are also consciously handmade using eco-friendly materials, and serve as a reminder to protect what matters most, our home and our children’s future.
By wearing your bracelet, you become a messenger for the environment. Sharing your passion for nature, inspiring other people to do the same. You can play your part by planting a tree today, and the best news is that you can plant a tree in less than a minute.
Visit our store to find out everything you need to know and get your bracelets today.
We need to do everything we can to plant more trees, starting from today. There are just too many good reasons not to.
P.s. The time is now! Deforestation, greenhouse gases, and habitat destruction will not go away if we sit back and let it happen. Do you have the courage to fight back? Click here to read what thousands of Treehuggers already making a difference have to say.