Trees are an essential life support system for our planet - here's why:
Why do we need trees?
- Trees absorb vast amounts of carbon dioxide each year and release oxygen (fresh air).
- Humans cannot live without trees.
- I acre of trees can produce enough oxygen to keep 18 people alive.
- Oak trees can live for over 1,000 years. They can produce 750,000 leaves and each can produce enough oxygen for 10 people to breathe.
- Trees are also excellent biological filters and absorb (in addition to carbon dioxide, sulphur dioxide and chlorofluorocarbons) which are caused by air conditioning units and fridges.
- Trees are also essential for climate control, oxygen, pollution control, flood prevention, the prevention of soil erosion, to provide food, medicine and shelter. Over 2,000 different species of trees provide a form of medicine.
More powerful facts
- 1 acre of trees can store 2.5 tonnes of carbon each year.
- 100 acres of trees are felled somewhere around the world for every minute that passes around the clock.
- The smallest tree on the planet is 2” high, the Arctic Willow. The largest tree recorded, a Giant Redwood, is 311 feet tall and weighs 1,500 tonnes.
- The common oak comes in somewhere in between, at 80ft tall.
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