Trees can be considered the “ultimate renewable resource” since they are the only living organisms that can be used again without any detrimental effects. Even in today’s economy, planting trees is still considered a wise investment due to the numerous benefits that trees provide. Trees can provide oxygen, nutrients, heat and fresh air all through the year. Along with these benefits, planting trees is also considered a green solution to cutting down on greenhouse gas emissions. Trees also improve the quality of air and reduce air pollution by reducing the emission of airborne particles and pollutants. A great example of this is that planting trees in an urbanized area will help to reduce the chances of air pollutants being released into the atmosphere.
Aside from the benefits it provides, a tree can also be considered to be a “green building” tool as it is considered to be a great structure that offers structural support. These building structures made out of wood have been proven to be effective in decreasing home energy costs by 30%. The tree benefit to the planet extends further since trees are also known to play a significant role in purifying the air around them. Trees filter the air and remove contaminants such as volatile organic compounds, VOCs, and carcinogens. In fact, researchers discovered that airborne particles which are contaminated by VOCs are now safe for human consumption after being exposed to trees.
The benefits listed above are just some of the reasons why a tree can benefit the planet. However, not all trees can act as a tree’s natural pesticide and as a shield against global warming. There are trees that need to be planted in an area where it will be able to combat global warming due to its high absorbent capacity. Examples of such trees include eucalyptus, pine and cedars. There are also trees that should be planted in low lying areas since these types of trees can easily sink into the ground with the slightest amount of water.