We are A part of nature not apart from Nature…
“When all the trees have been cut down, when all the animals have been hunted, when all the waters are polluted, when all the air is unsafe to breath, only then will you discover you cannot eat money.” ~ Cree Prophecy
We humans have done enough harm to nature. We think we have mastered nature, we think we can control it to our will.. We proudly think it is progress.. But Nature is not one to Give Up.. It won’t take much time if it has to reclaim what is truly hers..
These amazing pictures show us how trees are finding their way to survival against all odds.. Don’t know if we have to get ‘Inspired’ or feel ‘Guilty’ of what we are doing to our own planet..
A 100ft tall tree can absorb 50lb of carbon dioxide and produce 6,000lb oxygen in a year, sufficient for a family of four.
By planting 20 million trees, the earth will be provided with 260 million more tons of oxygen, which will remove 10 million tons of CO2.
There are 23,000 different trees in the world. Each having different types of roots.
Trees receive 90% of their energy from atmosphere and only 10% from the soil.
Trees that live in cities live an average of 13 yrs less compared to those in the fields and forests.
60 – 90% of the volume of a tree are dead cells. Most of the tree trunk is dead tissue and serves only to support trees.
Trees have healing powers. They deal with their damages themselves naturally.
The oldest living tree is in California. Its age is almost 5000 years old.
Trees talk to each other.They share nutrients with each other via secret underground web roots.
A big tree can consume 100 gallons of water out of the ground a day. They generally need 10 gallons for every inch diameter.
Three trees planted in the right place around a building can cut air conditioning cost upto 50%.
Photo credits: worldbeyondyourown, Forz, Pietro Bevilacqua, Calvin Lee, Brad Grove, Jakeinator21, MindVirus, Winnie Wasono, HorstKiechle, Ali, Wei-Feng, e1sastrawiguna.