Sunday, 13 May 2018

Tree Planting Needed Now More Than Ever

The planet has a new face now: sprawling urban landscapes and commercial cities that features tall skyscrapers and many other artificial edifices that define modern living. We may see a few plants here and there in an effort of some establishments to maintain an environment-friendly image but it is rare to see a thriving natural environment in the heart of the city. Even out there in rural areas, the forests aren’t as alive as it once was and quite balding too. Trees are growing far in between and the local wildlife also tries their best to adapt to the changing landscape. Since climate change is now considered a pressing issue by the majority of the world’s population and governments all over the world make a conscious effort in addressing the problem while we still have time to act on it.

Both public and private organizations help one another in trying to address deforestation issues. Even in third-world countries that are plagued by a greater deal of political, social, and economic issues, they understand that they have more to lose if they don’t do something about the majority of the climate-related problems we now face. They have fewer resources than progressive nations and what they lack in funding for innovative studies and research to find the solution to climate change, they can do something more practical and tangible that won’t require as many resources: plant trees. Yes, literally planting trees may be a simple solution but it is definitely one of the most effective solutions we can come up with to deter climate change from progressing.

Climate change and human activity is devastating areas of Morocco's forest ecosystems, where forests cover more than 90,000 square kilometres, which is nearly 13% of the country.

Tree cover loss in Morocco stood at 31,724 hectares between 2001-2016, while gain lagged behind at 19,541 over the same period, according to statistics from Global Forest Watch.

To counter this, the Moroccan government announced a partnership with civil society groups to plant 800,000 trees across the North African country by 2024.

By involving civil society and local groups in their plan, the government hopes to plant the seeds of change to help communities understand the effects of deforestation and prevent its spread.

(Via: https://www.trtworld.com/africa/morocco-launches-tree-planting-programme-to-reduce-deforestation-13349)

If we look at the bigger picture, the Earth is just but a shadow of the lush planet that it once was. Gone were the wide forests thriving with plant-life and animal life. Trees not only die on their own because of climate change and wildfire, for instance, but also because humans cut it through illegal logging and for a variety of reasons such as the expansion of residential, agricultural, and commercial areas. Seeing how extensive the damage is, it only makes sense why a public-private partnership is a must and we should commend nations like Morocco that does its part in saving the planet from the mess it is in now.

DFCC Bank embarked on far-reaching tree planting sustainability measures during the current year which have been commended by Reforest Sri Lanka, with whom the Bank collaborated to plant endemic and native species of trees. A non-profit society committed to protect and extend the forest cover in Sri Lanka, Reforest Sri Lanka has specifically mentioned the extensive commitment of funds and volunteers that DFCC Bank has committed to this cause. This project was conducted as part of the commemorative staff tree-planting campaign launched this year to reforest key areas across the island, whilst giving back to society at large. In this campaign, a tree is planted to celebrate each and every staff member’s birthday for which they receive a personalized invitation to attend the tree-planting campaign with their families. An e-tree-dedication certificate providing the link to the exact location on Google maps where the tree was planted is sent to them. All staff members are also invited to attend these campaigns and are encouraged to participate with their families.  

(Via: http://www.dailymirror.lk/article/DFCC-Bank-s-tree-planting-efforts-get-special-recognition-142240.html)

If we continue these reforestation efforts, we may have a shot in increasing our chances of minimizing the negative impacts of climate change and make the planet a little more hospitable for human life and to all the living organisms that call this world its home. We can all take inspiration from these tree-planting initiatives of less progressive nations like Morocco and Sri Lanka. If they can do it, there is no reason why a country more powerful and richer like the US can’t fill its land with trees and plants considering it has one of the highest carbon emissions on land.

If we are having issues with trees in our neighborhood, let’s not act rashly and decide on cutting it when a little trimming can solve the problem for you. Contact http://www.allcleartree.com/trimming for assistance in trimming trees that we so badly need in keeping carbon levels from getting too high that we’ll start having trouble with merely surviving.

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Sunday, 29 April 2018

Trees Are Dying ‘Coz Of Climate Change

Not only humans suffer from climate change, other living things on this planet also suffer and endure the negative impact of global warming and climate change even if they have nothing to do with its hastening progress. Trees are silent and imposing figures in our environment but you might be surprised how much they likewise suffer, get hurt and even die because the severe changes in our environment and weather systems are so sudden and drastic that they sometimes fail to adapt and it can cost them their lives as well without us humans really knowing or maybe we simply just do not care. However, the statistics do not lie. There are countless tree casualties as climate change become a reality of our modern times and we experience one terrible disaster after another.

Our planet is becoming more and more inhospitable as the years go by and it is evident with the number of trees dying at an alarming rate. The hot temperature in itself makes the trees weaker and the accompanying long periods of drought continuously deprive them of the water they need to stay hydrated and healthy. It’s a sad reality in different parts of the country. Forests are filled with either dying or dead trees but it seems that this crisis is far from over as droughts are only expected to worsen and go on for long as the planet continues to get warmer.

Ponderosa pine and pinyon forests in the American West will die at an increasing rate as the world grows warmer, becoming less and less resilient when they are weakened by higher temperatures, according to new projections.

Although these forests now withstand short droughts, warming temperatures increasingly stress the forests, which means they will no longer survive the shorter droughts they once endured.

And future droughts will be hotter as the planet warms.

“We’re saying that if the climate warms a little more, things don’t get a little different, they get very different,” said Henry Adams, a plant biologist at Oklahoma State University and lead author of a new paper, published in Environmental Research Letters in a special edition of the journal titled “Focus on Tree Mortality in a Warming World.” “You get an acceleration in the rate of mortality.

(Via: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/11/science/trees-climate-die-offs-west.html)

Trees are suffering in silence because of negligent and abusive human behaviors that have accumulated over a short span of time. This phenomenon of trees dying because of global warming is not just happening in the United States but in different parts of the globe and it has been going on for decades. The changes we are seeing now are happening far quicker than they did in the past. It is just proof of how much damage we have incurred to the environment. The trees outside your homes are not the only ones at risk. Entire forest ecosystems struggle and the consequences are more life-changing. As we lose more trees and valuable rainforests and the wild that is the cradle of millions of species of organisms on the planet, our very existence is also threatened and is highly compromised and we have to act now before it is too late.

“The number of dead and dying trees has continued to rise, along with the risks to communities and firefighters if a wildfire breaks out in these areas,” said Randy Moore, Regional Forester of the U.S.D.A. Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region. “It is apparent from our survey flights this year that California’s trees have not yet recovered from the drought, and remain vulnerable to beetle attacks and increased wildfire threat. The Forest Service will continue to focus on mitigating hazard trees and thinning overly dense forests so they are healthier and better able to survive stressors like this in the future.”

As Christmas fast approaches in the mountain area, it begs to ask if this season’s moisture will be of any help. About town, you can hear the buzz of worried citizens asking when the rain will come.

Their worry is rational.

(Via: http://www.sierrastar.com/news/local/article189253274.html)

Not only are extreme weather the only thing that poses a big threat to trees and the wildlife but random bizarre acts of nature like wildfires can quickly engulf acres upon acres of grassland, trees, rainforests, and even rural communities. The thing is we need more trees now than ever as our carbon output far exceeds what can only be tolerated by nature. These excess carbon emissions are trapped in the atmosphere that in turn contributes to the warming of the planet and the worsening of climate change, a terrible cycle to be in right now but is also our own doing, so we have no one else to blame for it.

In the rare case a tree needs to be uprooted because its presence endangers the lives of the people around it and surrounding properties especially in progressive cities and urban areas, then that’s when you should consider removing a tree but it should always be done by a professional. http://www.allcleartree.com/removal can help you with it or other related services that involve trees in general, so don’t hesitate to contact them for help.

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Sunday, 22 April 2018

Trees Don’t Stand A Chance From Bark Beetles

We know that the forest ecosystem or virtually anywhere in the outdoors is home to thousands if not millions of organisms both visible and not visible to the naked eye. In a single tree, there are numerous organisms that live there and depend on it for survival. Unfortunately, not all the time the relationship is symbiotic or beneficial for both. For example, bark beetles have overtaken millions of trees in California and have resulted in the demise of these trees. It truly is unfortunate and really sad news but these things happen especially when there are severe weather changes. In this case, a severe drought is affecting California and the change in the season did little in improving the situation. Millions of trees have already perished and much more are in danger of dying next.

What is all the fuss about bark beetles? I’m sure not all of you are well-versed on the different insects that thrive in the world. We probably could only name a few and remain clueless about the millions and billions more that live under our radar. Some gain recognition because of instances like this, for instance. Along with bark beetles, the widespread wildfire in certain parts of the state does not help either and has wiped out acres upon acres of trees. Pine trees, in particular, are the most widely affected by bark trees. It is such an irony because pines are more in-demand at this time of the year when many families are eager to buy their own real Christmas tree in celebration of the holiday season.

The number of trees killed by bark beetles and severe drought in California reached a new high in the latest count, but foresters say a few more wet and cold winters like last year’s would make a big difference toward restoring forest health.

An additional 27 million trees have died throughout California since November 2016, bringing the total number of dead trees to 129 million on 8.9 million acres, the Forest Service said this week in a joint statement with Cal Fire.

“The number of dead and dying trees has continued to rise, along with the risks to communities and firefighters if a wildfire breaks out in these areas,” said Randy Moore, regional forester for the Pacific Southwest Region. “It is apparent from our survey flights this year that California’s trees have not yet recovered from the drought and remain vulnerable to beetle attacks and increased wildfire threat.”

(Via: http://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/article189641729.html)

Rain can definitely help turn the situation from going to worst from worse. There’s nothing more you can do from a felled tree because of a bark beetle infestation. These trees usually turn blue and harden from fungus rendering it next to useless even if it looks fine structurally. Trees aren’t just vulnerable to bark beetles because there are much more that can threaten their existence. Trees weaken and die while the countless beetle populations are getting healthier and healthier by the minute. If you have a tree in your yard, contact experts like http://www.allcleartree.com/trimming at the first sign of a possible insect infestation so they don’t get worse. You not only save your tree from its premature demise but save the neighboring trees as well from getting infested.

To date, the Tree Mortality Task Force have collectively felled 860,000 trees, 480,000 were removed by the Forest Service. Of the 480,000 trees felled by the Forest Service 258,787 have been removed from the Sierra National Forest alone.

The dead trees continue to pose a hazard to people and critical infrastructure, mostly centered in the central and southern Sierra Nevada region of the state.

The focus of tree removal has been primarly for immediate threats to public safety in a sort of triage response. It is acknowledged by officials that more work and funding is needed ahead.

(Via: http://www.sierrastar.com/news/local/article189253274.html)

Since the problem is so widespread, it needs the collective effort of the related agencies and the support from the federal government to address the issue. We need as many healthy and standing trees out there to help us combat the rapid progression of climate change that poses a bigger threat to these trees including us. More often than not, whatever we see in our environment is just the result of our habits and us humans are the ones who are mainly responsible for all the major changes happening in the world right now. Insect infestations have been there for ages but trees have survived since then but the mere act of surviving is even more difficult for them now with everything in the environment acting as stressors to their very existence.

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Friday, 13 April 2018

Trees Weather Ice Storms This Winter

Most people stay indoors once the winter season starts. Nobody in their right mind would prefer to stay outdoors for long aside for a few minutes to an hour or two of frolicking and playing in the snow but other than not would be considered rather foolish. You can easily get sick if you are overexposed to the cold. Even animals hibernate or shy away from the snow unless you are really furry and don’t mind the extremely low temperature. What many of us don’t notice is how plants react to this change in season. We all know that trees start shedding leaves and changing colors at the onset of fall. However, the rapid progression of climate change these days is doing more damage to forest trees than they usually had to endure each winter in the past. Weather events worsen such as ice storms that can take its toll on the plant life out in the great outdoors.

Now that winter has come, just what do trees have to endure? During ice storms, tree limbs can get frozen and the heavy weight of the ice can be destructive and cause these tree limbs, or if unfortunate enough, the tree itself, break off and fall. It is even more damaging if there are human properties like vehicles or a part of the house under these frozen trees as they may receive the impact and end up damaged too. It is a reality many homeowners living in the northern part of the US and in Canada since they experience a real cold and snowy winter. People can even get killed if they happen to be right under these frozen trees at the time they take the fall and they usually get killed in an instant. It has happened before and may happen now with climate change making natural weather phenomena act up and becoming more destructive than they already were.

But scientists still don’t know the long-term impact of ice storms on forests. “Our forests are tremendously resilient,” said Rustad, an ecologist with USDA’s Forest Service. “We think they can recover from a light icing, but extreme icing or repeat icing might exceed their capacity to recover.”

Forests are very valuable in the fight against climate change. An intact forest acts as a carbon “sink,” absorbing huge amounts of carbon from the atmosphere. But when trees are crippled by a severe ice storm — and branches topple — the damage depletes carbon stores, and makes it more difficult for the trees to take in carbon. It also hampers the trees’ ability to repair themselves. “Trees can’t take up as much carbon and they lose what they have stored,” Rustad said. “The impact of these extreme events reduces the vigor of trees, threatens their mortality, and weakens their effectiveness as a carbon sink.”

(Via: https://www.popsci.com/climate-change-tree-ice-storm#page-2)

In reality, the forest and all the plant and tree life in it knew how to deal with weather changes since time immemorial. But because humans have been so greedy and triggered the premature onset of climate change, even the natural resiliency of the entire forest life is being tested. Experts even notice that they now struggle to recover because of continuous heavy snowing and icing and it spells bad news for all of us knowing how much trees help in taking in carbon and consequently releasing oxygen making it possible for life to prosper in the planet.

"Trees have a certain amount of stored carbon," she says. "With one icing, they have enough reserves to re-foliate and recover."

But back-to-back severe icing events can be devastating to a forest's carbon reserves. Climate change scientists forecast that ice events will increase in frequency.

Still, Rustad is hopeful about forests, and the ability of science to influence policy.

"Our forests are tremendously resilient," Rustad asserts. "I grew up in the days of acid rain. So scientists embarked on a couple decades of exhaustive research and we passed the Clean Air Act, and reduced sulfur emissions by 80%."

(Via: https://phys.org/news/2017-12-trees-impact-ice-storms-climate.html)

While ice storms happen naturally to places that snows during winter, it has gotten worse and worse in the midst of climate change. Let this be a lesson to us to be more conscious and cautious of our actions since it is not only us who are affected by its negative consequences but every living thing on the planet. For instance, we may see trees as tall and imposing objects in our environment but they live and breathe too and they suffer alongside us from the elements. We are actually a little better off as we can hide in the comfort of our modern homes but trees can’t go anywhere and have to endure whatever nature throws at them all year round.

When trees pose a threat to our existence and we see them already beyond help, it makes more sense to have these trees removed. However, let the experts do it and refrain from doing it yourself because there are a lot of considerations that you need to be mindful of so contact http://www.allcleartree.com/removal for help before anything untoward happens to you, your home, or any of your properties.

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Sunday, 22 October 2017

Liven Your Home With Spectacular Wooden Furniture

Your home is your safe haven. It protects you not only from the elements but from many other things too. You definitely feel safe and protected inside the four corners of your home. It livens up your living space and gives you all the more reason to stay at home. Wooden furniture gives any abode a warm and cozy feeling, like a warm cabin in the woods during a cold winter night.

Even if technology runs the world now and most homeowners take tech-inspiration when designing their houses, a house full of wooden furniture exudes a different aura. Not only do they look gorgeous and classy too but wooden furniture is eco-friendly. It is also a valuable investment that can level up the appearance of any space. You can choose from a softwood or hardwood material depending on your budget and the ambiance you are aspiring for. It is easier to maintain wooden furniture too. You just have to wipe the dirt off. For deeper stains, it can be sanded again and repainted. It’s as easy as 1-2-3.

Wood feels right. It looks right. Quality wooden furniture connects us with nature in our homes at a deep level.
The craftsmen who make the furniture fill many different niches but the best ones understand this special gift wood brings to homes and their role in making it happen.
Trends come and go but quality craftsmanship will always be in style.

(Via: https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/homed/living/94852866/wood-craftsmen-put-a-little-of-themselves-into-every-piece)

Wood craftsmen take a lot of pride in their work and you can see it in the intricate details they add to their designs. It’s no wonder why homeowners who have wooden furniture make these pieces the centerpiece of their home and a source of pride for them. You can even incorporate it into different living designs, even those modern and eclectic ones.

Green furniture is eco-friendly furniture that is typically crafted from eco-friendly materials — be they recycled or specially-developed materials.

The process of making green furniture is also eco-friendly because it does not release any harmful chemicals into the environment. This means that even the byproducts that are produced are environmentally sustainable. Green furniture should also be easily recycled.

(Via: http://www.thehindu.com/real-estate/going-green-greening-it-with-wood/article19336596.ece)

Examples of eco-friendly wooden furniture are the ones made of bamboo. Bamboo is so versatile that you can use it as a flooring, walls, or even actual furniture pieces that remind you of lush tropical beaches. It is surprisingly durable too, so you can expect it to last a long time – definitely worth every penny you pay for it.

With a spin of the blade, something old becomes something new.

This is what takes place at a custom furniture fabrication shop on Mayo Island in Richmond.

Iron Oaks makes new and upscale furniture made from downed trees and old wood only from Virginia.

Owner Karl Harkness says when they remove the trees, instead of chipping them, they cut them into slabs.

Harkness shows Anchor Morgan Dean the reclaimed and recycled wood that he will turn into high-end furniture and fixtures, such as coffee and end tables.

(Via: http://wric.com/2017/07/25/made-in-rva-old-wood-finds-new-life-at-local-custom-furniture-shop/)

Most wood craftsmen actually offer customized designs to ensure whatever product you order fits your taste and your home. And while rare woods are expensive, you can choose from other more cost-effective options and still get the same vibe that you want to achieve for your home.

And since we are on the topic of trees already, it’s not only wooden furniture that makes a difference but even the ones found outside as well. And no, they aren’t outdoor wooden furniture but actual trees planted in your surroundings. We love them for the coolness and shade they bring and for everything else they benefit the planet. Hence we go to extreme lengths to ensure our home looks spic and span both in and out by making sure trees are trimmed regularly so that passers by can really appreciate the beauty of your home. If you don’t have the time to do it yourself, http://www.allcleartree.com/trimming can do it for you at a reasonable price. There’s no need to cut down a tree when it adds to your home’s beauty and most especially that the planet needs trees more than ever to combat the effects of climate change and global warming.

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Monday, 16 October 2017

When Trees Have Fallen

Trees have been around far longer than us humans. They have filled the earth and made it lush and encouraged other forms of life to grow. They have provided us with shelter and shade from the elements and a source of food among other things. They may fall down on their own or not but still new one grows in its wake. However, as modern life keeps on advancing and the human population also growing, more trees have to give way for civilization to continue.

Many trees have been forcibly cut down to make space for modern developments whether it is for commercial, residential, or agricultural purposes. Yet, it is a depressing thought for environmentalists and virtually all of us who cares for this planet seeing how sparse it already is of trees and other plants. And we are actually paying a high price for this neglect as climate change is no longer just a threat but an actual reality we are living in. While we have come to rely on many of the modern contrivances we are using daily now, some things in this world are irreplaceable and that includes trees that do so much for us without us fully realizing their worth.

Michael Gove has intervened in a long-running battle to try to stop a controversial tree-felling programme in Sheffield.

A number of Sheffield residents have been arrested trying to protect some of the 6,000 trees that face being chopped down as part of a 25-year £2bn highway maintenance scheme called Streets Ahead.

Now the environment secretary has sent a letter to the council demanding an end to the “destruction of thousands of mature trees”, which he said would “damage our children’s rightful inheritance”.

In his letter, addressed to the council leader, Julie Dore, and leaked to the Yorkshire Post, he also expressed concerns about the “transparency in the decision-making process” that identified the trees for the chainsaw.

(Via: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/aug/10/michael-gove-sheffield-tree-felling)

Trees are intentionally cut down especially if they are blocking roads or posing a potential threat in case they accidentally fall down because of strong winds/rain, if they block the view or certain landmarks or if their space is needed to make way for more human progress. Cutting down a tree is understandable in instances where their existence may prove to be harmful to human life or property, other reasons don’t just make sense and not worth it to cut down a tree that has been around for years, decades, or even centuries perhaps.

The felling of 50 trees in De Montfort Hall gardens is under way, despite a last-ditch attempt to have the work put on hold.

Leicester City Council announced last week it intended to cut down a number of trees in the grounds of the popular venue, saying it had become overgrown.

However, councillors representing Castle ward, in which De Montfort Hall stands, said they had not been consulted on clearance work.

Their request for more time to explain the felling to the public was, however, turned down by the council.

The removal of the trees – which are largely purple plums caring from saplings to 40 year-old specimens began on Monday and so far 20 trees have been cut down as part of a £50,000 operation which is likely to take another three weeks.

(Via: http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/leicester-news/tree-felling-underway-de-montfort-224269)

Let trees grow in peace whenever possible. Unless they really pose an imminent threat to us, that’s when the option of cutting them down should then be considered. When that happens, do not try to cut it down by yourself because most of these trees are decades and centuries old, so to say they are huge and heavy is an understatement. Let the pros do it for you, so you can fully relax knowing the job is done properly. They can even get rid of big tree stumps so the space is free and open at last. Check this out http://www.allcleartree.com/stump-removal for professional stump removal services at a price you can definitely afford.

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Saturday, 7 October 2017

Trees Get Stressed Too

Humans often feel stressed today. The challenges of daily living have significantly increased in the presence of modern technological advancements. Thinking about how much cluttered the world has become, it is easy to get lost amidst all the new technologies that define modern living. While we may think it is only us humans that get overwhelmed by the various contraptions we now use in our daily life, we are badly mistaken. There are other living beings that co-exist with us in this planet that is mostly always on the losing end against us.

Plants can’t speak up for itself no matter how much they are also affected by the various environmental stressors surrounding them. They may not be able to speak up and tell us how much they suffer from the neglectful things we do but there are certain tell-tale signs that indicate the level of stress they are feeling because of our doing. This is often seen if trees are neglected and not taken cared of properly. Trees can live longer if trimmed when necessary. http://www.allcleartree.com/trimming can take care of your tree trimming needs. They’re just a phone call away and you don’t need to pay a fortune for their services.

I recently had questions about Autumn Blaze maple leaves turning red. Early fall color in trees has also been reported in other counties.

This is usually a sign that maples and other types of trees are responding to stressful growing conditions such as compacted soils, drought or extremes in temperatures. This may also be a response to mechanical damage.

Tightly compacted soil, consistently wet soils from overwatering and drought are detrimental to maples and other trees.

These conditions can cause trees to lose leaves or develop fall color early in the season. The stress is mainly a response to diminished oxygen or water supply to the roots.

(Via: http://columbustelegram.com/news/local/feehan-early-color-change-signals-tree-stress/article_4e2357c0-e75f-54f2-adbe-79176a46c93f.html)

Seeing these symptoms of stress in trees often indicate that if the conditions in their immediate environment do not change and they continue to be exposed to these dangers and risks, they will become more unhealthy and may even die in the next few months and years or so. Their death is not always sudden because the tree still attempts to cope until it can’t any longer.

As the number of droughts increases globally, scientists are working to develop predictions of how future parched conditions will affect plants, especially trees.

New results published today in the journal Nature Ecology and Evolution by 62 scientists, led by Henry Adams at Oklahoma State University, synthesized research from drought manipulation studies and revealed the mechanisms by which tree deaths happen.

"Understanding drought is critical to managing our nation's forests," says Lina Patino, a section head in the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Division of Earth Sciences, which co-funded the study through its Critical Zone Observatories program. "This research will help us more accurately predict how trees will respond to environmental stresses, whether drought, insect damage or disease."

Adds Liz Blood, director of NSF's MacroSystems Biology program, which co-funded the research, "Droughts are simultaneously happening over large regions of the globe, affecting forests with very different trees. The discovery of how droughts cause mortality in trees, regardless of the type of tree, allows us to make better regional-scale predictions of droughts' effects on forests."

(Via: https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=242634)

Poor soil, extreme temperatures, and other forms of physical damage a tree may sustain can put it at higher risk of disease and insect attacks leaving these poor trees silently hurting and enduring their own internal battles. We may shrug this off and make ourselves believe that trees getting sick and dying are none of our business, but no, we are all interconnected in this planet and our lives are intertwined in the delicate balance of life. Fewer trees mean not enough plants to suck in circulating carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and lead to the consequential problem we are now facing – climate change. All these little things add up and we eventually have no choice but to face the music sooner rather than later.

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