Many people believe that planting trees will benefit the environment, improve air quality and even save some money. However, if you look at it in a broader scale, tree benefit to nature really comes down to one thing: trees clean the air. In fact, if you were to take a large forest and chop it into smaller pieces, what you would be left with would still largely be trees.
Essentially, trees clean the air. They soak up pollution and other pollutants in the soil, then they filter them out of the air. This filtering process happens every time a tree grows, either by breaking down old leaves and wood or by new leaves taking on the shade and keeping the tree’s interior cool. The bigger the tree is, the more efficient this filtering process becomes.
What does all this have to do with trees? Well, trees are the largest living organism in our planet. We need trees for food, fuel, material for structure and protection. So, if we want to see a return on our investment in trees, we need to plant more trees. That way, over time, we’ll be able to save more money by cleaning up the air and ensuring a healthy climate for us all.