Why We Plant Trees

Forests are incredibly important for the well-being of people and the planet, but they are under attack for agricultural and land development usage. Many forest ecosystems are being destroyed by fires exacerbated by the effects of drought brought on by global warming. Reforestation is seen as a key natural solution to deforestation. Other than avoiding emissions in the first place, reforestation is recognized as the simplest way to offset emissions. The scale of deforestation is such that corporate intervention is necessary to address the issue and prevent the worst effects of global warming from causing irreversible damage to the planet. Business has a crucial role to play in accelerating progress through operational initiatives, financial commitments, employee networks, consumer-facing platforms, and high-level influence. Everyone can make a vital contribution to the environment by reducing emissions and offsetting those which cannot be removed.

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The Lungs Of The Planet

Trees absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and release oxygen into the atmosphere during a process known as photosynthesis. Trees are only able to absorb CO² from the atmosphere when they are alive. Once they are cut down, left to rot, or burned down, the carbon dioxide stored in the trees is released into the atmosphere. According to ScientificAmerican.com ‘deforestation in tropical rainforests adds more CO² to the atmosphere than the combined total of cars and trucks on the world’s roads.’ Many organizations, including our Tree Planting Partners Eden, are working tirelessly to increase the rate of reforestation for environmental and humanitarian reasons. Reforestation is shown to provide many benefits for us and the environment.

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Reforestation Rebalances Our Impact

Human Activity

Scientists warn of irreversible damage and accelerated species extinction if the problem of carbon dioxide emissions is not addressed within 10 years. Planting trees is the most natural way to counter our economic impact.


Trees recycle nutrients into the soil and protect it from erosion. They create ecosystems for carbon capture and carbon storage, and provide harmonious habitats for fauna, wildlife, insects, and humans to thrive.


Forests are a source of natural abundance. They produce oxygen for us to breathe, remove harmful pollutants from the air, and cool our environment. They help sustain our economy, provide us with medicines, and improve our mental health.


75% of the world’s water originates from forests. Water is purified when trees absorb it from the earth and release it into the environment in tiny droplets which form rainfall. Water is essential for life so forests are comprised of the trees of life.

The Seeds Of A Solution Are Found In The Problem

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