Benefits of Trees
We at Birth to Earth are not only grateful for the calming presence and beauty trees provide, but also for the important role they play in the protection of our world. Whilst developing this product we came across 100’s of reasons to plant a tree. We have listed our favourites…..
For every tonne of new wood that grows, about 1.5 tonnes of CO2 are removed from the air and 1.07 tonnes of life-giving oxygen are produced
Substances found in trees are used both for pharmaceutical and medical purposes. Experiments conducted at the National Cancer Institute in the USA for the past 10 years have shown that taxol, a drug extracted from the bark of the Pacific Yew Tree, is effective in treating cancer.
Trees prevent or reduce soil erosion.
Trees help to recharge ground water and sustain stream-flow. Trees also reduce pollutant runoff by increasing ground water infiltration purifying the water.
Research indicates trees help reduce stress in the workplace and speed recovery of patients
Trees can significantly decrease noise pollution and screen unsightly views
Planting 100 million trees could reduce the amount of carbon by almost 18 million tons per year
Trees along rivers, streams, and lakes reduce water temperatures by their shade, prevent or reduce bank erosion and silt, and provide hiding places for improving fisheries habitat
Tree windbreaks planted around homes can protect against wind and snow, reducing heating costs by as much as 30 percent.
Trees add beauty and grace to community settings. They make life more enjoyable, peaceful, relaxing, and offer a rich inheritance for future generations.
Trees are valuable as a way of commemorating a deceased loved one
A mature tree can often have an appraised value of between $1,000 and $10,000
The net cooling effect of a young, healthy tree is equivalent to ten room-size air conditioners operating 20 hours a day