How Planting Trees Helps the Environment
Published By Debra Mundell on 2011-04-05 810 Views
Planting trees will help to prevent global warming by reducing levels of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide and evaporating water into the atmosphere which increases cloudiness. Clouds will reflect solar radiation so there will be less heat. Atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide can be reduced by photosynthesis. Photosynthesis is a natural process of plants taking carbon dioxide from the air for growth and releasing oxygen to replace the carbon dioxide.
Trees make their own nutrients from carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, water, sunlight and minerals in the soil. They also release oxygen in this process. This process helps the environment by removing large quantities of the major "greenhouse gas" involved in global climate change, carbon dioxide. Trees also help us by absorbing other pollutants and replenishing the oxygen in the atmosphere.
Trees take carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store it in their trunks and roots. Trees absorb chemicals like carbon monoxide and produce oxygen. Trees filter and catch pollutants like smoke, dust and ash and release oxygen, cleaning the air. They also help to reduce ozone levels.
Trees absorb gaseous pollutants through pores in their leaves. Trees help us by trapping particle pollutants like dust, ash, pollen and smoke that may damage lungs. Tree leaves and stems filter and trap particulates which are washed to the ground by rain.
Planting trees helps the environment because trees filter pollutants out of the air and replace them with oxygen. Planting trees can reduce pollution. Through respiration and by removing pollutants trees reduce air pollution. Planting trees could also help to reduce the effects of global warming. Trees lower the temperature and provide shade. Trees also help to control and reduce soil erosion.
Trees absorb water which helps to prevent flooding and helps to distribute rain more evenly. Trees reduce the amount of topsoil that runs off into sewers and streams by retaining water. Tree leaves on the ground trap chemicals keeping them out of lakes and rivers and retain moisture close to the ground. This helps other plants to grow. Those are some ways trees also help to control and prevent soil erosion.
Trees absorb large amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. It is important to reduce carbon dioxide to lessen the effects of global warming caused by the greenhouse effect. Saving forests and planting more trees will reduce carbon dioxide levels because the trees store carbon in their roots and trunk and release more oxygen into the atmosphere.
You can help to prevent global warming and reduce pollution by planting trees yourself. You can also help to plant trees free by clicking at these websites: EcologyFund.com and TheNonProfits.com. Clicking at those websites also helps to contribute money for other causes. You can also plant a tree for $1 at MokuGift.com.