There is no life without trees. They help to create weather and rainfall patterns, they regulate the temperature of the ground, they provide shade from the sun, they store and recycle the carbon we throw into the atmosphere, they contribute massively to the creation of and fertility of soil, they provide homes and food for hundreds upon hundreds of species, from the smallest ant to the largest bird. Trees stabilise the ground with their roots which prevents landslides, they slow down rainfall, creating huge water storage reservoirs that slowly feed the rivers. On which so many millions of humans and animals rely.
Trees even provide the oxygen that allows us to breathe.
It's time that as a species we humans collectively recognise the epic importance of the tree and the forest to our survival. It's time to reverse the global trend, we need to not only stop cutting down whatever remains but also start replanting native species where we have removed them. I believe, fundamentally, that we can do that. . . and quite simply we don't have a choice if we want to continue to be alive.
Plant a tree today, and help to protect the forests around you . . . . And please start to talk to everyone about this message . . . We need trees