As a result of cutting down trees, we lose as many as six billion trees every year. The fact is that the products that are made from trees are needed for our daily living. Writing paper and household tissue papers are an example of this, as well as the lumber used to build homes. It is possible to act to save our forests although we must accept that most of the products produced from trees are needed.

Trees are celebrated on Arbor Day and the aim of the celebration is that we have to plant trees at that time but this is not truly dealing with the issue. This is because nearly all individuals don’t go out and plant a tree. It would help, naturally, if everyone participated and planted a tree.

Would you believe that there are about 7 billion people living on the planet? The actual numbers essentially fluctuate and so this is a calculated approximation. The number of trees worldwide would be increased if each person used Arbor Day as a reason to plant a tree. We are aware that this is not likely to occur.

If you would like to maintain our ecosystems, planting trees is a positive step that you can take. When it comes to planting a tree, I would not advise you only do this on a particular day every year. Once a month is a good target or why not every week? It is just a fact that many people will refuse to give any thought to conservation or planting trees, so we need to make up for this ourselves.

On Arbor Day, the number of trees that are planted is only between 8 and 15 million. That still leaves us with a 5 billion tree shortfall every year. This situation continues to get worse.

Whereas we all should make the effort to plant trees, I have an idea that could solve this once and for all. What could really take care of this problem is if each and every lumber company or tree farmer, by law, had to plant two saplings for every tree they chop down, so our tree issue wouldn’t be an issue anymore.

Presently, this is not likely to happen and therefore the job to preserve the number of trees in the world is in our own hands. Trying to keep those tree numbers up won’t actually take a lot of effort. For instance, if only 10% of the people on our planet planted a tree every month, it would cover the amount of trees that are cut down every year. Approximately 7 billion new trees would be achieved by doing this. And that 1 billion excess trees are just what we need to get our tree population back to where it has to be.

Each person concerned about the our planet can do his part by planting trees. Don’t forget that we just need 10% of everyone on the planet to make a commitment to this. And you can be one of those people helping out.

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