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Saturday, June 9, 2007

My name is Tree.

My name is Tree.
I am one of the longest living organisms on earth.

I keep your air supply fresh by absorbing carbon dioxide and producing oxygen

In one year, an acre of trees can absorb as much carbon as is produced by a car driven up to 8700 miles.

Trees provide shade and shelter, reducing yearly heating and cooling costs by 2.1 billion dollars.

Trees lower air temperature by evaporating water in their leaves.
The average tree in metropolitan area survives only about 8 years!
A tree does not reach its most productive stage of carbon storage for about 10 years.
Trees cut down noise pollution by acting as sound barriers.
Tree roots stabilize the soil and prevent erosion.
Trees improve water quality by slowing and filtering rain water as well as protecting aquifers and watersheds.

Trees provide protection from downward fall of rain, sleet, and hail as well as reduce storm run-off and the possibility of flooding,

Trees provide food and shelter for wildlife.
Trees located along streets act as a glare and reflection control.
The death of one 70-year old tree would return over three tons of carbon to the atmosphere.
One of the tallest soft wood trees is the General Sherman, a giant redwood sequoia of California. General Sherman is about 275 ft or 84 m high with a girth of 25 ft or 8 m.
The 236 ft or 72 m high Ada Tree of Australia has a 50 ft or 15.4 m girth and a root system that takes up more than an acre.
The world's tallest tree is a coast redwood in California, measuring more than 360 ft or 110 m.
The world's oldest trees are 4,600 year old Bristlecone pines in the USA.

Since the advent of agriculture, about 33% of the world's forests have been cleared and converted to other uses, mostly farms and human settlements. To date, the United States and Africa have both lost about one-third of their forests, while Brazil, the Philippines, and Europe have lost 40%, 50% and 70%, respectively. Moreover, deforestation continues virtually everywhere. By one estimate, 17 million hectares (42 million acres) of tropical rain forests - equal to the area the size of Washington state - are leveled each year. The World Bank estimates that within a decade the number of tropical countries that export wood will drop from 33 to about 10. In India, forestland is shrinking by 1 million hectors (3.75 million acres) per year. At its current rate of harvest, China will lose all of its commercial forests within ten years. In the 1980s, softwood harvest on the West Coast of the United States exceeded sustainable yield by 25% on privately owned land and 61% on national forests.

Please help me by planting me.
Plant tree,save the earth and save yourself.

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Blogger sneha said...

Trees Are Great Part Of Life Desroying Them Or Cutting Them ...We Are NoT Gaining AnyThing WeAre Losing

August 29, 2007 at 9:20 AM  

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