Today, trees are more vulnerable to extinction than ever before. Let’s help.
This NATIONAL THREATENED SPECIES DAY we are looking upwards, speaking for the oldest organisms on the planet — trees.
It is estimated, there are 3.04 trillion trees on Earth today — storing about 45% of carbon and housing 80% of terrestrial species. Trees help protect against flooding and landslides by absorbing water — a single mature tree can absorb 2,000 liters of water — and supplying fresh groundwater. If that weren’t enough, trees also filter the air of particulates emitted from fossil fuels.