10 Reasons to Plant a Tree Today
As we set ourselves straight for 2017, it is important to remember our mission! Planting a tree, even one, makes a huge difference. Trees are our lifeline to cleaner air and a healthier environment as trees improve air quality by producing oxygen. They also store excess carbon from the atmosphere. We need trees now more than ever! Here is a list of 10 reasons why we should plant trees today!
1. Planting indigenous trees can improve the soil quality and can increase the water retention of the soil, therefore decreasing soil runoff and reducing ocean pollution.
“Trees are our lifeline to cleaner air and a healthier environment.”
10. Trees also trap dust in their leaves which helps with the overall health of an environment. Less dust means less respiratory issues!
All photos come from our Urban Greening projects around Cape Town
Along with all the reasons to plant trees, there are also many ways to be a part of the movement! Donate to Greenpop and be a part of our Cape Town Urban Greening Programme. Gift a tree to a loved one, or be a responsible eco warrior.
If you are interested in planting trees, you can participate in one of our tree planting festivals! Be the person who advocates for positive environmental change and looks after our trees!
If you are planning on planting a tree yourself, and need some advice, watch our handy Greenpop video showing you how to plant a tree!
Keen on planting trees and getting active about the future? Come to our Eden Festival of Action to help us regreen the Garden Route.
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