Tree plantation is an environmental protection activity that is performed by the majority of social groups, schools, and colleges with a vision of making the earth a better place to live in.
Norvergence is also one such NGO that is working with its volunteers to spread awareness about the depleting environment by sharing their thoughts, research reports, methods and activities that people can easily understand and practice.
The Norvergence team works on issues that are related to climate change and global warming.
It’s a fact that planting billions of trees across the world is one of the cheapest ways of taking CO2 out of the atmosphere to track climate crises. As per the research report, there are 1.7bn hectares of treeless land which is fertile enough for plantation.
The published studies on the environment also highlight the list of countries that have the most space available for new plantations. The countries namely Russia followed by the United States and Canada and the other countries that are part of this list are Brazil, China, and Australia. Tree planting is a climate change solution that does not require too much effort by the government or society.
There are a few facts that support fighting climate change by planting trees and you all should be aware of all these facts before you plan any activity related to tree plantation:
Tree planting is not the only solution for climate change
The main solution to the climate change crisis is to stop releasing greenhouse gases as much as possible and as soon as possible. Whereas our first priority should be to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and then work on activities like tree plantation.
The other important aspect of planting trees is that extreme tree plantation might suck an estimated 205 metric gigatons of emissions out of the atmosphere, the original paper proposed. Whereas replacing and better managing refrigeration compounds could reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases by 22 metric gigatons.
The fact which you must know about tree plantation is that it helps in clean-up the atmosphere but we need to focus on reducing the atmospheric pollution which means reducing the emission of greenhouse gases followed by cleaning the atmosphere.
You should know how much carbon trees can trap
The fact here is that a tree can absorb as much as 48 pounds of carbon dioxide per year and can also sequester one ton of carbon dioxide by the time it reaches 40 years of age.
On the other hand when we talk about carbon emission it more in cities than in mountain areas. The contradictory fact here is that trees grown in city conditions often do not live as long as trees are grown in their natural wooded environment.
This means tree plantation is needed in areas with a high level of carbon emission and you need to have the knowledge of which trees can survive in that environment.
Fertility and tree plantation
The fact that supports the statement “Fertility and tree plantation” is that it is not possible to plant a tree where the soil is not fertile or the weather is not suitable for a plant to survive, even if they area suffers from a high level of carbon emission and greenhouse gas effects.
You need to find different ways to protect the environment when you know that the tree plantation would not work here.
Planting trees could still be a good thing as long as it’s done thoughtfully
Tree plantation will only have a visible impact if it is done thoughtfully keeping in mind all the important aspects like the weather, need, care, and other scientific and political condition if any.
The environmentalists say that tree planting won’t have impacts as big as hoped for until and unless we take it seriously and stop doing it for an activity for the camera. The studies show that there are a million tree plantations registered but when analyzed the results are totally opposite.
After plantation, the plants need proper care otherwise they die which is the root cause of fewer plants that survive after the plantation activity. These are the facts that need to be considered when you plan a tree plantation activity. Survivor of the plants is a must and you need to make sure the availability of all the facts that are needed for the plants to survive.
The team Norvergence LLC does a quarterly survey of the trees planted by them to make sure they survive and keep a close eye on the issue like deforestation in and around the areas that have been brought in the notice for suffering from the issues of deforestation, floods, and other climate change effects.