Save The Trees!

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Gregory James

Sabastian Peake, Reporter

The United States of America are losing over 36 million trees a year. And it won’t stop unless you take action. Trees are a very important part of day-to-day life. Everyone breathes because of trees, and they can lower the summer daytime temperatures outside by a whopping 10 degrees Fahrenheit. If we continue on this scary path, cities will become more polluted, a lot warmer, and just overall less healthy for the residents. There are many reasons to why we are losing so many trees. Hurricanes, insects, fires, and diseases are some of the most common. However, the one reason that we can control is sensible development. As everyone knows, trees are important. These are 10 things that trees do for us. They reduce heat, air pollution, energy emissions, improve water quality, reduce floods and noise, protects us from UV radiation, improves the value and aesthetic of houses and different properties, improves human health, and protects and shelters multiple forms of wildlife. However, there’s also a downside to trees, believe it or not. Things such as pollen allergies or even damage from trees in storms. Now, there are a few things that you can do to help protect them. You can do things such as; prune the dead limbs out of your trees, don’t remove old trees if it is not necessary, allow tree growth on your property, and make sure to protect the trees already in your front or back yard or anywhere on your property for that matter.