Why are trees so important to the environment?

Trees help clean the air we breathe, filter the water we drink, and provide habitat to over 80% of the world's terrestrial biodiversity. Forests provide jobs to over 1.6 billion people, absorb harmful carbon from the atmosphere, and are key ingredients in 25% of all medicines.

Six benefits of planting trees:

  1. Air - Removes pollutants and cleans the air we breathe
  2. Water - prevents floods and filters the water we drink
  3. Biodiversity - provide a home for over 80% of our planets animal and plant species
  4. Social Impact - Trees provide jobs all over the world
  5. Health - Trees are necessary to our mental health and physical well being, provides shade and shelter from UV rays and are also key ingredients to over 25% of medication. 
  6. Climate - Trees clean the air from harmful greenhouse gases and provide us with clean oxygen


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