How We Save Trees, Plant Trees & Conserve Our Natural Resources
“We Make Trees Dance!”
Trees are sacrificed for far too many reasons. However, timber is used for many noble causes, like building a home for example. The timber is also used for plywood, dimension lumber, shakes and shingles. The wood could be used as phone poles, fence posts or railway ties. Depending on the variety, logs might turn into cabinets, furniture, framing, trim, roofing, panels or floors. The wood might go into toys, tool handles, boats, houses, or hospitals. You might find yourself toasting marshmallows over a crackling wood fire while camping or cooking some steaks over the charcoal briquettes on your barbeque.
Trembling Aspen is harvested to slice and sand down into disposable chopsticks. Many other aspen trees and poplars are cut down then diced into flakes of wood to be glued and heat-pressed into oriented strand boards. Various types of trees are used for a wide assortment of wood products from toothpicks to popsicle sticks and tongue depressors to mop handles. Forests are cut down for the resource use, sometimes they accidentally burn in wildfires but they are often just slashed so the land can be put to another use.
Logs from forests are digested and turned into pulp. Then pulp might then be remanufactured into paper or even more secondary products like the absorbent material for disposable diapers. The wood pulp is also transformed into cellulose acetate for making fabrics like rayon and cellulose acetate tow for cigarette filters. Products made from trees might be in the package as well as comprising the material for the crates and cardboard cartons it is being shipped in. Then just when it seems they’ve done just about everything possible with a tree, another use materializes.
There are so very many important uses for trees, it’s truly foolish to waste the precious resource on such a non-critical product as paper, especially when top quality paper can be made without any trees at all. The forests on our planet have some critically important tasks to do. They are the reverse lungs that suck in the carbon dioxide and breath out oxygen again. They remove air pollution in the process and work hard at keeping down global warming.
Trees hold valuable soil in place where there would normally be mudslides and they also knock down the wind in turbulent areas. They provide food, shelter, shade and warmth. Trees are more important than we sometimes realize! What would we do without Walnut trees, Apple trees, Peach trees, Mango trees and Coconut trees, etc.? How could we live without valuable fruit trees?
So, what can we all do to help stop the declining forests?
Firstly, reduce, reuse and renew. Then, follow some of the simple steps that we’ve taken:
A. Use “Green Distribution” Channels
B. Establish A “Give Back Program” – Help Plant More Trees
C. Promote Fair Trade and Local Support
It’s All About Trees and How We Save Trees:
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