According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a single acre of forest can absorb 6 tons of carbon dioxide annually.
That same number of trees can also generate 4 tons of oxygen per year—enough to meet the needs of 18 people!
Check with a local nature center, environmental organization or Parks and Recreation department to find a tree planting event in your area. If you’re living in a city, you may even be able to plant a tree on a street in your neighborhood.
We know this challenge might be easier said than done. If planting a tree today, tomorrow or even next week just isn’t in the cards, consider donating to a cause that can plant one for you!
- Want to spread arboreal love to other communities? Support The Nature Conservancy’s Plant a Billion initiative!
- Local to Baltimore? TreeBaltimore offers tree planting resources, including how to acquire a free tree. If you live in the city and there’s an available space near your home, you can even ask them to plant a street tree for you!
- Check out Arbor Day Foundation’s guide to organizing your own tree-planting event.
- Learn more about how deforestation impacts our planet from the World Wildlife Fund.