If we look at yearly figures, approximately three and six billion trees are being felled all over the world. The fact is that the goods that are made from trees are essential for our daily living. Such as timber to construct dwellings, paper for writing on and even toilet paper for, well you know. Alas, we need the items that the trees produce but we can do something about the depletion of our woodlands.

Trees are celebrated on Arbor Day and the purpose of having Arbor Day is that we must plant trees at that time but this is not actually dealing with the issue. Planting trees is not something that many people give any thought to. If people could do our part and plant a tree, it would make a huge impact.

Would you believe that there are roughly 7 billion people living on the planet? Of course, you can never be sure of the exact figures for this. Nonetheless, we could replace the trees that are cut down yearly if every one of those people did actually plant a tree on Arbor day. Then again, this isn’t ever going to occur.

Thus, planting trees is something you must consider if you are worried about the air we breathe and the Earth. As for planting a tree, I would not advise you just do this on a specific day each year. I am proposing that you plant a tree more or less once every month or even once every week. It is just a fact that some individuals will never give any thought to conservation or planting trees, so we need to make up for this ourselves.

Numbers indicate that approximately 15 million trees are planted on Arbor Day. Based on those estimates, we nonetheless need to take that figure up by a further 5 billion. And each year, it just keeps getting worse.

Whereas individuals need to make the effort to plant trees, I have an idea that could resolve this once and for all. It could be made a legal requirement that anyone involved in chopping down trees must replace each one chopped down with two newly planted ones and this would go a long way to resolving the problem.

Right now, this is unlikely to happen and thus the job to preserve the number of trees in the world is in our own hands. And it won’t take that much for us to replace the tree population every year. For example, if merely 10% of the people on our planet planted a tree once a month, it would cover the amount of trees that are felled yearly. In yearly terms, this would equal to the planting of more or less 7 billion trees. For the number of trees we need to return to, an effective net gain of 1 billion trees will be the way to reach this goal.

Planting a tree is a way we can all help the earth. Remember, we merely need 10% of the people worldwide to make a commitment to this. You decide if you want to help out.