If you live in a big city you can’t wait to visit the country side and be out in the nature. What if you can bring the trees to you? Having trees planted in parks and other areas helps alleviate the polluted area of a big city.
What do we get from trees?
Trees, just like plants, absorb the carbon dioxide from the air and release oxygen. Therefore, we breathe cleaner air. They are very important and we use them every day. Here are some of the things we use trees for: paper, furniture, wooden tools, shade, landscaping, fruit, building homes, firewood, etc. There are many other uses not mentioned here, but just look around to see how many items in your house are made from wood.
Why do we plant trees in big cities?
Big cities are notorious for polluted air. Most people living in these cities are not aware of the impact of vehicle use, manufacturing plants and the bad air that they are breathing day in and day out. Their health is also at risk as they live a stressful life, surrounded by bad gasses and chemicals.
Planting trees in big cities is a wonderful practice and encouraged. The trees release oxygen into the air, provide shade for the playgrounds (therefore protecting our kids from heat exhaustion), release stress, etc.You probably work in a corporate office where you have plenty of plants around. Many companies approach this tactic as a stress reliever and more productivity. When people feel at ease and relaxed they work better. Another place where you may see many trees and plants are near hospitals, nursing homes, schools, parks, malls and public areas. Making life enjoyable in a big city should be a top priority.
We all share a big responsibility when it comes to preserving trees. Educating our children in schools about the benefits we receive from them is a great start. As an individual, you can also protect the environment by planting a tree with your family. It can be a fruit tree or a privacy tree from your neighbor. You may even consider taking a field trip with a group of friends to raise awareness and protect the trees. Another responsibility we all have is to put out any camp fires before living the camp site. We don’t want to start a wild fire that destroys the habitat for many animals.
Trimming trees to city codes
Just about every year we hear in the news that businesses, churches or individuals are being fined for trimming the trees in an aggressive manner. The trees may be on your property, but if they are within the city limits you could find yourself in trouble. Before doing any extensive trimming find out what the city codes are. At times, individuals are being told to replace the butchered trees by planting new ones.
Do you want to help clean the air in your city? Respect vegetation, don’t litter and plant a tree! Remember all the benefits we receive from them and how we can protect our environment and ourselves.