Trees are absolutely vital to our forests but they are being destroyed at an alarming rate. We would like to think that this stuff isn’t happening around us, or pretend there is nothing that we can do about it.
Below are a few simple steps into what we can do to reduce the amount of trees being destroyed each and every day on this beautiful Earth:
look for Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification on wood and wood products
These are just a few ways that, over time, will develop great habits and the more people who are willing to participate in these activities, lead to a greater outcome in deforestation.
Ending deforestation is also one of the quickest ways we can make sure that we curb global warming and all of the effects it causes on our Earth as well. Companies should be holding their supply chains accountable for proper policies put in place to ensure safe practices for our environment. They should also do as much as they can when they’re recycling wood, paper, and fiber products to be thrown away or discarded.
Trees paint the canvas for our forests and their natural beauty has so many added benefits to our ecosystem. They’re an extremely important part of life on Earth and we shouldn’t be taking advantage of that.
Deforestation is basically clearing of the land on a massive scale leaving not much behind in the way of vegetation or animal habitat. If we continue at the rate we as a human race are going, all of earths forests could be destroyed within a hundred years. That is the sad reality of how quickly forests and habitats are being crippled by these forestry abominations.
Logging is a huge reason why deforestation exists today. Yes, we do use wood to build many things, but the deeper and deeper trucks must travel into the forest, the more they will have to destruct in order to reach their destination.
Now not all of it is caused by humans. There are things such as forest fires or overgrazing caused by animals that can lead to this cause as well.
70% of Earths land animals and plants live in forests and many of them will not survive outside of those landscapes once they’re destroyed. These are just the sad facts that people seem to want to ignore on a daily basis. We must take action against these acts and do something to better our future and give our children’s children the chance to observe the beauty that we have here today.
The simple solution to this would be to stop cutting down trees. However, financially we know that this most likely will not end up happening. A better possible solution may be to spot cut trees instead of clear cutting vast valleys and making sure that enough young trees are planted in their places so that nature can thrive and regrow itself in years to come.
I’m not to sure about everyone here reading this, but I know for myself, when I take a look into nature and the world that surrounds us I feel as if we don’t really take everything in. What I mean by that is that it’s so easy for people to get caught up in materialistic things such as houses, cars, vacations, etc., and not really focus on more important things such as family, embracing our surroundings, and becoming better people.
My dad always taught me that I need to respect nature and all things within it, and I couldn’t agree more. Our society thinks that it’s normal now to cut down forests and destroy landscapes in order to grow what they believe to be, a strong economy.
There are no efforts towards looking at how we can efficiently compromise and come up with a possible solution in which we can conserve our forests and also build our economy up at the same time. People are aways looking at new ways to expand and develop sites, yet don’t take into consideration the fact that they’re ruining animals homes during this process.
If you aren’t familiar with how rapidly we are destroying our landscapes and forests, or how quickly animal populations are dwindling, you should help yourself become informed. It has been on a consistent rise while the media continues to turn a blind eye to it and nobody takes any real action against these massive corporations who’re in charge of these massive jobs.
In order to change, we must all take a stand against these acts and bring this action to light. Nothing will change if people aren’t properly informed on how it will effect them and their children in the future. It may not seem like a big deal right now, however, down the road the outcomes of these events could be catastrophic.