We are constantly looking at how we can do more in terms of our ethics, sustainability, and charitable giving.
As of July 2021, we have planted over 4000 trees in Australia, the Amazon rainforest, Colombia, Haiti, India, Indonesia and Vietnam through our partnership with One Tree Planted.
But why do we plant trees?
Trees are vital to the environment, and therefore planting them has a huge number of benefits.
- Trees help cool the planet by sucking in and storing harmful greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide in their trunks, branches and leaves - and releasing oxygen back into the atmosphere
- In cities, trees can reduce ambient temperatures by up to 8°C
- With more than 50% of the world's population living in cities (a number expected to increase to 66% by the year 2050) pollution and overheating are a real threat. Fortunately, a mature tree can absorb an average of 48lbs of carbon dioxide a year, making cities a healthier and safer place to live
- Trees play a key role in capturing rainwater and reducing the risks of natural disasters like floods and landslides
- Their intricate root systems act like filters, removing pollutants and slowing down the water's absorption into the soil. This process prevents harmful water erosion and reduces the risk of over-saturation and flooding
- According to the UN Food and Agriculture Association, a mature evergreen tree can intercept more than 15,000 litres of water every year
- Trees help to clean the air we breather. Through their leaves and bark they absorb harmful pollutants and release clean oxygen for us to breather
- In urban environments, trees absorb pollutant gases and sweep up particles like dust and smoke
- A single tree can be home to hundreds of species of insect, fungi, moss, mammals and plants
- Depending on the kind of food and shelter they need, different forest animals require different types of habitat. Without trees, forest creatures would have nowhere to call home
- Forests provide jobs to over 1.6 billion people
- However, we don't just rely on trees for work. Sustainable tree farming provides timber to build home and shelters, and wood to burn for cooking and heating
- Food-producing trees provide fruit, nuts, berries and leaves for consumption by both humans and animals, and pack a powerful nutritional punch
Information source: www.onetreeplanted.org/pages/why-trees