Deforestation is Killing our Forests Each Year
Every year, nearly 18 million acres of forest are lost due to deforestation. If the rate in which these forests are being cut down, the earth might not have any rainforests after another 100 years. A huge chunk of our earth’s oxygen comes from the Amazon Forest, along with 25% of cancer fighting organisms. Now, deforestation has stopped for the most part in North America, but half of the tropical rain forests have already been cut down.
Trees were once considered sacred and honorable. Oak trees were worshiped by the European Druids, redwoods a part of American Indian ritual, baobabs a part of African tribal life, and monkey puzzles to the Chilean Pehuenche. Every single tree around us is important and is there to help improve people along with the ecosystem around it. Trees don’t just simply produce oxygen, they also clean the air of carbon monoxide, fight soil erosion, slow storm runoffs, clean the soil and create shade during the sunny weather.
In the early 1970’s, the “Dutchman’s Tree Spade” was created. Over the years, the Dutchman Industry Inc. has made a number of models that can deal with trees of all kinds while maintaining efficiency and dependability. Today, Dutchman’s Tree Spades are #1 in North America. Dutchman’s also has a 1600-acre nursery distribution center with a range of deciduous and coniferous plants. Every year, the company continues to grow along side the trees to keep up with new challenges.
Help Restore our Forests with Reforestation
Reforestation is the natural or intentional restocking of existing forests and woodlands that have been cut down, normally from deforestation. Reforestation can be used to improve the quality of human life by soaking up pollution and dust from the air, rebuild natural habitats and ecosystems, mitigate global warming since forests facilitate bio sequestration of atmospheric carbon dioxide, and harvest for resources, particularly timber, but also non-timber forest products.
We know deforestation cannot be stopped all together, but every little bit helps in solving this issue. If you’re going to have trees removed from your property then try to make sure that they are being replanted elsewhere, or that the wood is being put to good use. Having trees on your property could also increase the value of the land. Also, on the other end of the spectrum, try not to waste paper! Maybe even plant a tree or two on arbor day. Trees are our friends and all they want to do is help people!
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