There are many reasons for growing a tree. Some of them are, perhaps, more obvious than others.
Trees provide shade, create cooler micro-climates, absorb rainfall and help stop soil erosion.
They provide food, fuel and timber for us. They improve air quality and reduce noise pollution, making places more pleasant to live in. They provide calm and relaxation away from daily stresses.
As we declare climate change and biodiversity emergencies, trees offer potential solutions to the issues we face today. The mass planting of trees will help lock up carbon and help reduce the effects of climate change. Trees, and the habitats they create, support a huge and diverse range of animals and plant species. Without trees, they could be lost forever.
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