Why should we plant trees? To save and protect the environment our children will live in. Learn more on how we can contribute to improving the quality of life of our children and their future families.

1. Trees clean the air.

Trees absorb odours and pollutant gases such as nitrogen oxides, ammonia, sulphur dioxide, and ozone, and filter particulates out of the air by trapping them on their leaves or bark.

A mature acre of trees can yearly provide oxygen for 18 people.

2. Trees reduce climate change.

Building up excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is something humans are good at. Harmful CO2 contributes to climate change, the biggest problem the planet is fighting. Trees help fight it by absorbing CO2 and removing it from the air, storing it while releasing oxygen.

3. Trees are a Renewable Energy Source.

Fossil fuels are a major problem in today’s world. Many companies are focusing on renewable sources of energy. If harvested and treated sustainably, trees can become a great renewable source of energy.

4. Trees Save Water.

Due to the shade they provide, water will evaporate slowly from low vegetation. Trees need about 15 water gallons a week to survive, and they release about 200-450 gallons of water per day.

5. Trees help cool down the streets.

Every day we hear about global warming news. The average global temperature grew by 1.4F in 50 years. This happens as tree coverage declines.

Removing trees and replacing them with heat-absorbing asphalt roads and buildings make cities much warmer. Trees are cooling cities by up to 10F by releasing water and providing shade.

6. Trees Improve Your Mood.

The sight of trees reduces anxiety and depression, reduces heart rate, and puts you in relaxation mode. Spending time in a forest has been shown to increase the ability to recover from stress.

7. Trees support the lives of many large organisms.

Trees are used for food, shelter, and sites for reproduction for various animals such as birds, small mammals, amphibians, reptiles, insects, and more.

8. Trees keep the ecosystem in balance.

Trees hold soil in place, reducing erosion around watercourses and your property as well. They absorb and store rainwater, as well as reduce sediment deposits after storms. Near water bodies, tree roots trap chemicals and reduce the deposit of these chemicals into the water.

9. Trees can give sentimental memories.

Our emotional attachment to trees is more significant if we have grown up with them, such as having memories of climbing trees or tree swings. Most urban trees have a life expectancy of 80 or more years. A tree planted today will become a landmark in the future.

10. Trees Heal.

Studies have shown that patients with views of trees out their windows heal faster and with fewer complications. Children with ADHD show fewer symptoms when they have access to nature. Exposure to trees and nature aids concentration by reducing mental fatigue.

 

REFERENCES:

10 Reasons to Plant Trees Now

10 Excellent Reasons To Plant Trees

22 Benefits of Trees

 

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OUR GOAL: Trees are the primary survival tool. One tree alone can produce enough oxygen for four people. That’s why we’ve partnered up with Tree Canada to plant more trees each year. Our goal is #10TreesADay. A donation of 10 trees a day means a contribution of 3,650 trees for 2022.

Every UC Baby Parent can make a difference in the environmental home of their children. For only $5 per tree, a family can donate to celebrate the arrival of their new baby.