Why Trees?

  • Add more oxygen to the planet and absorb more and more carbon dioxide to give us fresh air to breathe in.
  • Recharge groundwater.
  • Bind the soil and avoid soil erosion.
  • Offer some birds, butterflies, and animals a shelter and food.
  • Make the environment cooler by offering more shade.
  • They absorb sound thereby reducing noise pollution.
  • Source of your furniture, books, stationery, etc.
  • Add aesthetics to the surroundings.

You will make the planet and its species happier. We are sending you a big bear hug for doing all of this!

Fun facts about trees:

  • Earth has more than 60,000 known tree species.
  • Trees didn't exist for the first 90 percent of Earth's history.
  • Before trees, Earth was home to fungi that grew 26 feet tall.
  • The first known tree was a leafless, fern-like plant from New York.
  • Scientists thought this dinosaur-era tree went extinct 150 million years ago — but then it was found growing wild in Australia.
  • Some trees emit chemicals that attract enemies of their enemies, like leaf-eating insects.
  • Trees in a forest can 'talk' and share nutrients through an underground internet built by soil fungi.
  • Most tree roots stay in the top 18 inches of soil, but they can also grow above ground or dive a few hundred feet deep.
  • A large oak tree can consume about 100 gallons of water per day, and a giant sequoia can drink up to 500 gallons daily.
  • Adding one tree to an open pasture can increase its bird biodiversity from almost zero species to as high as 80.