Science and scientific research help us understand the important role of trees for carbon capture, and the conditions and required scale of tree planting locally and globally in order to maximize their beneficial role for humans and the environment. Carbon capture is an important part of the overall long-term solutions that are needed on global warming and climate change. For more on this, check out What on Earth: CBC Weekly newsletter: How You Can Be Part of the Global Tree Planting Effort, at http://www.https://bit.ly/2PoFomA.
Scientists and leaders at the recent September 2019 United Nations Climate Action Summit say “the pace of climate action must be rapidly accelerated”. https://www.un.org/en/climatechange/un-climate-summit-2019.shtml. Some countries are getting this message and stepping up. Organizations such as the Trillion Tree Campaign are taking note. On their Roll of Honour Top 10 tree-planting countries, they list China as number one, at 2.8 billion trees planted to-date, and Ethiopia at number three with 1.7 billion trees planted since the Campaign’s launch in 2006. See the full list at: https://www.trilliontreecampaign.org/ or check out Wikipedia’s description of this worldwide Campaign at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trillion_Tree_Campaign.
We found OneTreePlanted at www.onetreeplanted.org, to be another useful source of information on tree planting initiatives around the world, including in Canada, and ways for getting involved. OneTreePlanted is a non-profit organization focused on global reforestation. It is an environmental charity, based in the US with international reach, and its mission is to make it simple for anyone to help the environment by planting trees. We registered with them online to receive an email copy of their free, concise one-page poster on Why Trees Matter for Air Quality, Clean Water, Biodiversity, Social Impact, Health, and Climate Regulation. More to come on this organization in our upcoming post on “Don’t have a yard? No problem.”