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Why is planting trees important?

Trees provide the clean air that we breathe every day, they filter the water we drink a provide over 80% of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity.

Through trees leaves and bark, they absorb harmful pollutants and release clean oxygen for us to breathe. They help settle out trap dust, pollen, and smoke from the air. They can also absorb carbon dioxide and reduce the effects of climate change. 

 

Trees capture rainwater and reduce the risk of natural disasters like floods and landslides. Their roots act like filters that remove pollutants and slow down the water's absorption into the ground. 

 

They are home to hundreds of species of insects, fungi, moss, mammals, and plants. Without trees, forest creatures would have nowhere to call home. They also provide fruit, nuts, berries, and leaves for consumption by both humans and animals and guarantee health and nutrition. 

 

They can help reduce stress, anxiety, and allow us to reconnect with nature and provide tree coverage that helps protect our skin from the harshness of the sun. 

 

They also help cool the planet by sucking in and storing harmful green gas gases like carbon dioxide, into their trunks, branches, and leaves and releasing oxygen back into the atmosphere. 

 

 

One Tree Planted. “Why Trees Are Important.” One Tree Planted, onetreeplanted.org/pages/why-trees.

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