If you are looking for a charity to give to then one area in particular which needs your help and support is reforestation. Those working within this sector are doing some truly remarkable work in replanting our forests and bringing the trees back that have been chopped down by humans or burned down by wildfires. Today we are going to take a look into some of the benefits of reforestation and what that means for the rest of the world.
There are several charities to give to within this sector and these are the benefits which we can enjoy thanks to the help which people like you can give.
Absorb and Store
You may have heard it said before that rainforests are the lungs of the Earth and this is because unlike humans, trees are able to breathe in carbon dioxide and breathe out oxygen, humans of course do the opposite. Now this is absolutely critical in maintaining the oxygen levels of the planet and the more trees that we chop down, the less oxygen we have, but this is not all. Beyond this trees are capable of taking that carbon dioxide and storing it, if this doesn’t happen then those poisonous gases leak into the Earth’s atmosphere and we end up with damage to the O-zone layer which is what we are seeing now with climate change. Reforestation seeks to reverse this damage and bring those trees back.
Chopping down a tree is not just as simple as removing a plant from the ground. Each tree and each network of trees is home to hundreds of different types of wildlife, and when the trees are gone, so too are their habitats. Over time if we continue to raze these trees we are going to kill off entire ecosystems of wildlife and we are going to see the extinction of so many animals and plant life. This is a horrendous situation and that is why tree planting is something which is not only good for humans, but also for the world’s wildlife.
There are so many areas of the Earth which depend heavily on trees and forests to prevent flooding, and the more that we chop down close to these flood planes the bigger risk we have of greatly damaging crops and villages or towns which occupy that space. Through the replanting of trees we can bring these places back to their former glories and we can ensure that this level of protection is there once again.
Because most vast forests have their own eco-system, they also manage perfectly their regional climates. This is thanks to the way in which trees absorb and distribute moisture in the air, and through this we can maintain healthy temperatures. Without the trees however we cannot maintain and manage these temperatures and ultimately we will have an issue with rising temperatures and the dangers which that brings.
This is why we have to get back to replanting trees and bringing our rainforests back to what they once were.