acc+ benefits of planting trees around the world
1. Benefits to the air
regulate the climate
The canopy of trees can block, reflect and absorb solar radiation, and also absorb heat from the evaporation of trees to adjust the temperature in summer, so we also call trees "natural air conditioners". In addition, the water evaporated from trees can increase the relative humidity; if trees are planted in the outskirts of the city, the fresh and clean air will flow into the urban area, which also has an impact on climate regulation.
Supplement oxygen, purify air
Trees can carry out photosynthesis, absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen, which is a great contributor to slow down the greenhouse effect and purify the air! In addition, the leaves of trees can stick to suspended particles, so they can filter floating dust and purify the air. According to research, the maximum amount of suspended dust deposited by leaves can reach 30 to 68 tons per hectare, which shows its effectiveness in reducing air pollution. Trees can absorb carbon dioxide produced in our daily life, perform photosynthesis to release oxygen, and purify our air.
The carbon dioxide absorption capacity of common tree species in Taiwan is as follows:
- 1. Camphor tree: 186.28 metric tons/ha
- 2. Xiao Nan: 249.08 metric tons/ha
- 3. Taiwan Beech: 311.05 metric tons/ha
- 4. Acacia: 380.31 metric tons/ha
- 5. Cedar: 122.10 metric tons/ha
- 6. Liquidambar: 168.41 metric tons/ha
- 7. Chinese fir: 112.35 metric tons/ha
- 8. Light wax tree: 345.11 metric tons/ha
Note: The above assumptions are when the tree age is 20 years.
Scientists in Soviet Russia and Japan successively discovered that the volatile substance "phytoncine" emitted by plants can kill bacteria, pests and pathogenic bacteria in the air. "Fentorine" of different tree species can kill different germs. Because it can reduce dust mites in the air, it is beneficial to our respiratory system, and indirectly also helps the body's circulatory system and endocrine system.
Air vitamins (enhancing anions)
According to research, waterfalls, streams, splashes of fountains, fresh oxygen produced by plant photosynthesis, and ultraviolet rays from the sun can all produce anions, also known as air vitamins, which are very helpful to human health and can calm the autonomic nerves. , Eliminate insomnia, headache, anxiety, promote blood circulation, prevent arteriosclerosis, etc... In an environment with a lot of anions, the air will look extraordinarily fresh and make people feel very comfortable.
2. Benefits to the soil
It means that the roots of the tree can fix the soil, make it difficult to lose water, and help soil and water conservation; on the other hand, the fallen leaves can also protect the topsoil and become more fertilizer after decay.
Three, the benefits of water
Forests have the function of storing water. Digging ditches horizontally on the hillside and planting trees along the ditch has the dual benefits of retaining rainwater and replenishing groundwater sources.
4. Benefits to the environment
In rural towns and cities, the buildings on both sides of the road are dark and cold in color, with rough lines. Walking in them is like being in a concrete jungle, and you can't feel the color of the city at all. However, the handsome, straight and graceful appearance of trees can not only be used for greening and beautifying the environment, but also the background, deeds and local characteristics of their planting are one of the most precious parts of local culture.
In addition, trees can eliminate part of the noise through the swaying and rubbing of the branches and leaves of the trees, or the sounds of wild birds and insects living on the trees, which can also divert people's aversion to urban noise. In the hot summer, the trees block the scorching sun radiation, and the people and pedestrians can avoid the suffering of the sun.
With the rapid development of modern cities and population expansion, the usable space is getting less and less, and urban residents' demand for green resources is becoming more and more intense. Therefore, well-planned trees are full of vitality and greenery, and their magnificent scenery can arouse pleasant emotions through the visual senses. The color and shape of the leaves, the fragrance of flowers and the singing of birds... everything in nature is refreshing, restoring the rhythm of nature, and is extremely helpful to human intellectual and emotional life.
6. Biological Conservation
The broad leaves and nectar fruits of the trees are the living space for wild animals. However, due to the extensive development and utilization of hillsides by modern humans, wild animals have lost their homes, and some are on the verge of extinction. Therefore, when humans develop the land, we need to maintain the conservation of various creatures.
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