Did you know that every year over 900 million trees are cut down? This equates to 2.47 million cut down per day! Just think, from the time you wake up in the morning to the time you go to bed, millions of trees have been cut down. Cutting down all of these trees impacts our environment. Although we might feel like we aren't able to prevent this from happening, there is a way we can help. We can do this by taking action and planting new trees!
Why is Deforestation an Issue?
You probably hear the phrase “save the trees” thrown around a lot. It may not seem to have a lot of importance, but it’s actually a serious issue. One problem is that trees store a lot of carbon dioxide and all of the carbon dioxide that a tree is storing is released into the atmosphere when it is cut down. Think of it this way, one tree can absorb the amount of carbon dioxide from a car that's been driven 4,000 miles. Now imagine all of the carbon dioxide released by the millions of trees cut down each year! Not to mention that we lose that tree and its ability to clean the air! This is becoming a more serious issue each day.