Our greed for urbanization has taken the damage of nature to another level. A report has shown that in 15 top polluted cities, 12 cities are from India such as Delhi, Faridabad, Bhiwadi, Ghaziabad, Patna, Noida, Lukhnow, Jodhpur, Muzzafarpur, Varanasi, Moradabad. World bank suffers a loss of $225 billion every year due to air pollution and it is a worldwide loss so it somehow effects everyone’s pocket. If we leave the monetary loss aside thirteen out of thirty deaths occurred due to air pollution, WHO has already warned that nine out of ten people are in a risk because of air pollution, WHO has also released a report which says that every year seven million people die because of air pollution. It has also decreased the life expectancy for around three to four years. The simple solution to this serious problem is planting a tree. As we all know that trees are the biggest rivals of air pollution, here are some wonderful reasons for the plantation of the trees. The hunger for development at nature’s price is still going on.
That’s why “Where is My Tree” took an initiative to protect nature with sustainable development. It aims to contribute towards the development of the green economy with a particular focus on food security. It also focuses on the entire food system harmless from harmful climate change effects and providing food services to meet the needs of the growing population, which require a fundamental shift in the approach of food and nutrition system.
Trees can also reduce the air temperature in a great amount, studies have shown that urban areas with mature trees can reduce the temperature up to 11 degrees as compared to those areas without trees.
Trees can also reduce the dependency on air conditioners as they can act as an alternative by providing a cool atmosphere.
It is proven that strategic plantation of trees around the buildings can reduce the cost by 20%-30%.
Trees are also considered as sound barriers as it reduces the sound in two ways:
First, leaves and thick branches are great at absorbing high frequency.
Second, when a sound hits a rigid material it bounces back and when sound frequency hits a flexible material like branches, it vibrates the sound and is transformed in other forms of energy.