Why planting trees?

Being a key symbol of life, knowledge and positive changes, trees are crucial for human well-being:

Oxygen production

Thanks to photosynthesis, trees supply us with the most vital element - oxygen. Typically, one mature tree produces enough oxygen for 10 people to breathe for the whole year.

Carbon sequestration

Trees act as natural filters of the air we breath and stabilize the climate of the Earth. They absorb carbon dioxide (CO2), a key greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change, from the atmosphere and store it in their trunk and branches while releasing oxygen.

Habitat for wildlife and biodiversity

Biodiversity and wildlife are essential for our life and well-being of the planet. Together, tropical, temperate and boreal forests offer nearly 90% of all terrestrial habitats for plants, animals and micro-organisms.

Prevention of soil erosion, pollution and disasters

Removal of trees from landscapes can have disastrous repercussions and lead to an increase in landslides. Forests provide erosion control, rebuild worn soil and improve its quality while roots prevent flash flooding and absorb chemical pollutants.

Water conservation

Forests are one of the major suppliers of drinking water for urban and rural populations. Forests attract and capture rainfall, replenish and cleanse our water supply.

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