More Trees, Please

More Trees, Please

Trees are one of this planet's greatest resources and play an important role in our daily lives. Every day trees around the world are destroyed by natural and manmade causes. In addition, land is consumed to make way for development. As our planet changes it is important to maintain, and preferably increase, the tree population around the globe. We all should make an effort to preserve forests in our communities.

Here's why:

  • Trees clean the air. Trees remove various air-born pollutants including carbon dioxide produced by automobiles. They also release oxygen into the air. Maintaining our forests helps counterbalance the effects of pollutants.
  • Trees reduce energy consumption. Planting a deciduous tree on the south side of a home provides shade which cools the building in summer thereby reducing the amount of energy used for air-conditioning. Shade trees can make buildings up to 20 degrees cooler in the summer. When the leaves fall, this same tree allows the sun's energy through to keep the home warmer in winter. This creates savings in energy bills, and provides a beautiful tree to enjoy while you're outdoors.
  • Trees support wildlife. Trees are important to many species of wildlife. Some animals make their homes in trees while others use them as a stopover on their seasonal migration journeys. Trees also provide food and shelter for a wide variety of animals. Preserving our environment includes supporting wildlife. A tree outside your window allows you to enjoy nature and all its splendor.
  • Nature provides us with many benefits, some crucial to our survival. We need to replace trees today to nurture the Earth and its inhabitants for future generations. Many cities and communities across the country promote tree planting programs in addition to implementing by-laws that protect existing trees. Various organizations offer tree planting sessions at different times of the year. Find out more about tree planting in your state at TreeLink.org.
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Lisa Roth Collins is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN) and is the Marketing Manager at NaturallySavvy.com. She is passionate about health and wellness and tries her best to make healthier choices every day for herself and her family. Her journey to natural health was driven by her own struggles with digestive discomfort, depression, and anxiety. Lisa returned to school in 2014 to study nutrition at the Canadian School for Natural Nutrition. She threw herself into her studies so she could learn as much as she could to help herself feel better and thrive. Upon completing the program and being certified as an RHN, Lisa began her work at Naturally Savvy where she has been able to help so many people learn to make healthier choices for themselves. Through her work, she has connected with so many incredible people in the industry whether other authors, influencers, or brands. Plus, she is affectionately known as "Techie Spice" because of her ability to wrap her head around technology. Every day she gets up with a renewed sense of energy and ready to make a difference. You can read all of Lisa's content here. In her spare time, Lisa loves to try new recipes, make delicious and nourishing meals, and she is an avid reader. For more information about Lisa, check out her profile on here.