Trees to the Rescue
Trees and plants absorb carbon dioxide and store it in their leaves and tissues. Therefore, planting trees can help clean carbon dioxide from our air.
While this is a pretty low-tech way of approaching the problem, it has a high-tech sounding name:
It means “sequestering” or “trapping” carbon.
This is an easy way for you to be part of improving our environment by planting a tree!
Besides planting new trees, can you think of ways your actions might save a tree from being cut down?
Which of these could save a tree?
- Reusing grocery bags rather than getting new paper ones each time you shop.
- Using the front and back side of your notebook paper
- Buying products made of recycled paper
- Taking your old newspapers and phone books to a recycling center.