trees are like machines that can capture carbon in the atmosphere in an efficient way. Trees bind the soil, sequester carbon, improve soil fertility and also improve infiltration and recharge of groundwater. Trees and flowers are for the birds and bees.

bees, birds and butterflies

how can we stop people from felling trees and how can we expand opportunities for tree planting?

oxygen O2

trees capture carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and produce oxygen O2. Humans need oxygen at nose level to live.

photosynthesis → (sunlight)

naturally, trees use photosynthesis to convert carbon dioxide from the air into nutrients that they use for food and growth.

6CO2 + 6H2O → C6H12O6 + 6O2. The reactants are converted by light energy captured by chorophyll (implied by the arrow) into a sugar molecule and 6 oxygen molecules, the products.

climate mitigation measures can bend the curve on increasing fire weather.

a proper tree canopy provides shade to cool the environment. Trees cool the air by a process known as 'transpiration cooling'. As trees release water into the atmosphere from their leaves via transpiration, the surrounding air is cooled as water goes from liquid to a vapor. The water that is released in its gas vapor form has a cooling effect on the surrounding air.

evergreens look good all year

please don't kill Christmas trees. Pines are sun loving trees that can make good wind breaks and will protect your soil from erosion.

tossed Christmas trees
Christmas trees being "recycled"

Why do we treat Christmas trees like old flowers and toss 'em after a few weeks? If you like Christmas trees, then plant an evergreen tree in your yard, maybe select a fir, pine or spruce.

trees and flowers are for the birds and bees

arboles sagrados sacred trees