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Save the Planet with Plant More Trees

Planting trees is uplifting news for the earth and can be a successful approach to control a worldwide temperature alteration. Planting trees has many advantages like: they retain CO2, free the earth of abundance contaminations, produce oxygen, raise the bio-differences list, give territories to a wide range of animal categories and enhance personal satisfaction. A great many things are produced using trees, for example, furniture, books, daily papers, houses, sports supplies, melodic instruments, stationaries, wall, drain containers, even beautifying agents and toothpaste. Trees assume a noteworthy part in moderating the force of the Earth’s attractive field. The demonstration of tree planting is to a great degree positive as a starter for people and groups turning out to be for the most part mindful of the environmental change issue.

Demolition of woods makes various natural fiascoes, including changing neighborhood precipitation designs, quickening soil disintegration, bringing about the flooding of streams, and undermining a large number of types of plants, creatures and bugs with eradication. Deforestation is contributing very nearly 20% to the general nursery gas outflows in the air, more than the world’s vehicles and airplanes consolidated. Around 45% of India’s territory is debased fundamentally because of deforestation, unsustainable horticultural works on, mining and exorbitant groundwater extraction. India has the tenth biggest timberland cover on the planet at 68 million hectares. The administration’s National Action Plan on environmental change includes growing woodland cover from the current 23% to 33% of India’s region, and to afforest 6 million hectares of debased backwoods arrive.

Grow-trees.com is a tree Planting Partner of the United Nations Environment Program’s Billion Tree Campaign. We have taken up this initiative with a purpose to allow people to plant trees, those who cannot plant themselves, but want to do their bit for the environment. We plant different trees at different locations, depending on a number of factors like the type of soil at the planting location, the weather conditions throughout the year, irrigation facilities etc. Grow-trees has partnered with local planters who plant saplings on our behalf and maintain them till they are fully grown.

The Arjuna, Babul, Red Sanders and Mangroves are some of the types of trees that we plant. Trees have a number of benefits, for the environment and also for the rural people who sometimes depend on them for their food, fodder and shelter.

The Arjuna (arjun) tree is usually found growing on river banks or near dry river beds in West Bengal and south and central India, an evergreen tree with yellow flowers and conical leaves. The arjun was introduced into Ayurveda as a treatment for heart disease. It is traditionally prepared as a milk decoction. Other benefits of the bark of Arjuna include Anti-inflammatory properties, keeping cholesterol and diabetes under check, treats asthma, fractures and other injuries.

Acacia Nilotica or Babul tree, is 5m – 20m high, preferring sandy or sterile regions, with a dry climate during the greater part of the year. The wood of babul is strong, durable, hard, very shock resistant, and is used for construction, mine props, tool handles and carts. It has a high calorific value and makes excellent fuel wood and quality charcoal. The pods of babool are desirable as fodder for cattle, and the leaves, young shoots and young pods are thought to aid milk production.

Another tree planted by us is the Red Sanders or Lal Chandan as known in hindi. Red sanders is a light-demanding moderate sized tree growing upto 8m tall with a trunk 50-150cm diameter. The wood of red sanders has been traditionally used as a sacred wood by Hindus. This tree is found mainly in South India, Sri Lanka, and some parts of Nepal and Pakistan. Parts of the tree is used in diseases like cough, vomiting, fever, hyperdipsia, helminthiasis, diseases of the blood and eye, wounds etc. This species is listed as endangered by the (International Union for Conservation of Nature) IUCN, because of over-exploitation for its timber.

Mangroves are a family of about 70 different species of trees worldwide typically growing in the tropics and mainly in coastal areas. Mangrove provides habitats for fish, crabs, oysters, lobsters and shrimps. Mangroves plants filter out pollution, stabilize sediments, hold nutrients, protect the shoreline from erosions and provide food, nesting and nursery areas for a variety of animals. They are a source of honey, firewood and medicines.

Grow-Trees.com is a social business that allows individuals and companies to plant trees from the comforts of their home or office – at Rs. 60/- per tree. Started in June 2010, Grow Trees has planted more than 528,000 trees at over 10 different locations in India.