If we look at yearly figures, roughly three and six billion trees are being cut down all over the world. This has to do with the demand for the products that are produced from trees. Such as timber to construct dwellings, paper for writing on and even toilet paper for, well you know. It is possible to act to save our forests even though we should accept that a lot of the products made from trees are needed. Trees are celebrated on Arbor Day and the idea is that we need to plant trees at that time but this is not really taking on the issue. Planting trees is not an undertaking that many individuals give any thought to. If they did their share and planted trees, we would be all set. There are around seven billion people in the world right now. The actual numbers naturally fluctuate and so this is a calculated estimate. But if each of those 7 billion individuals went out and planted a tree every Arbor Day, we would be replacing all the trees that were cut down that year. Then again, this is never going to occur. Thus, the suggestion is for those of you who care about the environment and want oxygen so you can live, plant a tree. And I don't mean to merely go out once each year and plant a tree. How about planting trees on a weekly basis or at least every month? The reason is because someone should make up for all those individuals are using our resources but don't want to plant a tree for whatever reason.
Figures indicate that approximately 15 million trees are planted on Arbor Day. Based on that, we nevertheless need to take that number up by a further 5 billion. This situation continues to deteriorate.
I actually have a solution to the problem entirely although individuals should nevertheless go on planting trees whenever they can. It could be made a legal requirement that anyone involved in cutting down trees must replace each one cut down with two newly planted ones and this would go a long way to resolving the problem.
We are going to have to continue to face this problem ourselves until there is the political willpower to make these changes. And it won't take that much for us to increase the tree population each year. For example, if only 10% of the people on our planet planted a tree monthly, it would cover the amount of trees that are cut down each year. Approximately 7 billion new trees would be planted by doing this. For the number of trees we need to return to, an effective net gain of 1 billion trees will be the way to attain this goal.
Thus for anyone who desires to make a positive difference to our environment, go plant a tree. Things will change if 10% of the human population decide to help out and plant trees. And you can be one of those people.