You can reduce CO2 in the atmosphere when you plant a new tree. Toxic gases like methane and carbon dioxide are the key contributors to climate change. Planting trees help to combat global warming. It helps protect animals, reduce degradation resulting in threats to nature, and helps in rebuilding the habitat in the environment.
What are the advantages of reforestation?
Reforestation heals the damage done to the soil and the habitat due to erosion. It rebuilds watersheds to make them alive again. It helps individuals to arrest hunger problems across the world. It improves the use and availability of water. The reforestation process has multiple benefits to the social, chemical, and biological levels of the eco-system. It boosts the nation’s economy as it supplies jobs to those who lack the skills to be hired in other industries. So, if conducted on a large scale, it boosts the economy and employment of a nation with success.
Protection of endangered species
Planting treesprotects endangered species and is a major boon to the conservation of wildlife. It makes the region more hospitable to animals by providing them with food and shelter. It boasts improved connectivity to other forests. For instance, the Golden-winged warbler, along with other songbirds, benefit from successional forest covers done in the early stages. It also helps in the reduction of forest fragmentation in the region. Other species that depend on forest interiors like the Indiana bat, an endangered species, are able to live in new habitat as the forest grows with time. Pollinators in the region are benefited with flowering plants and trees in the process as well.
An organized scientific process
Reforestation does not only imply planting trees. It is an organized and scientific process. One needs to have good knowledge of the area, landform, climate, and type of soil in the region. The goal here is to build an entire community of trees. They will later develop into forests. One needs to choose the plant and tree species carefully. They should thrive in the area to renew the forest cover.
Reduces the carbon dioxide in the region
The environmental crisis is witnessed everywhere. The suffering leads to the loss of animal and human life. The scarcity of trees and smoke emitted from factories, cars, and other sources pollute the atmosphere. Reforestation is the only way one can enhance the air quality of the planet. Plants take in carbon dioxide from the atmosphere; they help in precipitation and reduce the planet’s temperature. If the planet consistently loses vegetation, the average temperature across the world will increase. This will cause glaciers to melt and rise above sea-levels leading to drastic changes in the climate.
Reforestation helps to curb soil erosion and the contamination of water. The tree roots are like natural nets in the soil. They spread water extensively to hold the soil intact in the ground. Soil erosion is curbed, and essential nutrients are retained, enhancing the land’s fertility with success.