By planting one tree you can improve your own relationship with the environment forever, you will have a living representation of your own labor, you will offset your own carbon emissions as well as your neighbors. Best of of you will instantly Improve the environment.
IF EVERY AMERICAN PLANTED A TREE, THE AMOUNT OF CO2 IN THE ATMOSPHERE WOULD BE REDUCED BY ONE BILLION POUNDS ANNUALLY.
THIS EQUATES TO ALMOST 5% OF THE AMOUNT OF CARBON THAT HUMAN ACTIVITY PUMPS INTO THE ATMOSPHERE EACH YEAR.
Trees help the environment.
One tree can absorb a ton of carbon in its lifetime. That is a lot of carbon.
Trees provide a habitat.
Countless species are struggling because of habitat destruction, by planting a tree you are giving refuge to hundreds of species that are in need.
Trees are natural air conditioning.
One tree can provide your home with enough shade to turnoff, or even get rid of your air conditioner all together. They can reduce the heat in your home by 20 degrees in the summer. Thus drastically slashing your energy bills.
Trees diminish Urban Heat Islands.
Trees are made of rich bio-matter which helps absorb heat that is reflected off of urban structures.
Trees conserve water.
Trees root systems distribute water within the ground and keep it there much more effectively than sprinkler systems, this also helps reduce the chance of flooding or erosion.
Trees absorb sound.
Groups of adult trees that are placed between a highway and home can absorb up to 45% of the noise produced by traffic.