Isn’t nature glorious? Do you know anyone who hates nature? Even the biggest curmudgeon, when pressed, admit that nature and wildlife are truly spectacular. Trees are particularly beautiful and science continues to prove, absolutely vital to our health.
But you know what’s funny? Despite knowing that our planet is in danger (sorry, but it factually is), I see people cutting down trees everywhere I go. Power companies, local town governments, logging companies and…regular everyday people, are just hacking them down. Why? I think a big problem is people don’t see things globally — they figure “heh, I’m just cutting down two trees on my property, what harm can it do?” Well, maybe not much if you’re the only one thinking that way, but alarmingly, you’re not. On any given day, countless people in this country and around the world are thinking the very same way…and taken collectively, that’s an awful lot of trees coming down. And sadly, there is really little reason to cut down those trees, so its especially concerning.
After all, trees are important to our lives in many ways. The most obvious is their role in producing the oxygen we breathe and sequestering carbon dioxide to help protect our atmosphere; but science suggests trees provide other important benefits, too. – Jill Suttie, How Trees Help you Stress Less
This article by Jill Suttie on Mindful.org is marvelous because it shows just how incredibly valuable trees are to our planet, our cities and, our own physical and mental health.
Please take a couple of minutes to read this great article and once your done, please consider planting trees and not cutting them down.