WHY WE PLANT TREES

From climate to economy to biodiversity - trees effect every living thing on this Earth. 


Forests are more than just a collection of trees—they are integrated ecosystems and home to some of the most diverse life on Earth. They are also major players in the carbon and water cycles that make life possible. When forests are lost or degraded, their destruction sets off a series of changes that affect life both locally and around the world.

WHY TREES?

AIR

Trees remove carbon from the atmosphere and reduce the green house gas effects, all while providing us with the clean air we breath. 

CLIMATE

Forest play a critical role in regulating the Earth's climate. It is estimated that forest sequester 18-20% of the carbon we produce from our atmosphere. When we cut down a tree, we release the carbon back into the atmosphere.

BIODIVERSITY

Forests contain over 80% of the world's terrestrial biodiversity. Forests can be anything from a home to food to safety for an animal.

WATER

Trees remove carbon from the atmosphere and reduce the greenhouse gas effects, all while providing us with the clean air we breath.

ECONOMY

Over 1.6 billion people are partially reliant on forests for their daily livelihood. Less then 5% of forests are managed sustainably. 

HEALTH

Forests are essential contributors to health products locally and globally. 1 out of 4 medicines we take are derived from either trees or plants.