PLANT A TREE
“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”
To better the world globally, we need to act locally. By planting trees locally, we help improve the local air, help capture carbon dioxide, provide ecosystems for local wildlife and much more. Join our United Earth project and join the network of people that are taking part in this initiative world wide.
PLANT A TREE GUIDE
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FIND OUT WHAT TREES ARE NATIVE
In order to best help local environments, find out which trees are native to your area of Earth. Planting native trees help support the native wildlife and ecosystems
PLANT A SEED
Gather seeds of native trees and plant them in tree nursery. Look after the tree until it is big enough to plant in your local area.
PLANT THE TREES
Make sure you have permission from the land owners, and find suitable locations to plant trees. Trees help protect topsoil, and provide entire ecosystems for local wildlife.
BENEFITS OF TREES
Trees provide a huge number of positive benefits to the local environment. Here are a few examples.
Trees Shade and Cool
Placement of trees in urban areas can cool the air between 2 and 8 degrees celcius
Trees Clean The Air
Large urban trees help filter urban pollutants and fine particulates making the air cleaner to breath
Trees Improve the Soil
Mature trees help improve water quality and enrich the soil with nutrients
Trees Improve Health and Well Being
Trees help reduce noise pollution which can lead to better health. Noise pollution has been linked to increased stress levels and cardiovascular problems over time.
Trees Increase Property Value
Landscaping a property with trees can increase the value of a property by 20% as spending time near trees can help improve physical and mental health, while decreasing stress and blood pressure. People enjoy being around trees.
Trees Support Wildlife
Trees provide massive benefits to the local ecosystem by providing habitat, food and protection to not just smaller plants, but also animals.