NWF Needs our HELP – Help them plant TREES!
Trees play a critical role in supporting so many other living things – human and wildlife alike. Did you know…
- Trees clean the air: Trees absorb odors and pollutants and filter our air through their leaves and bark — our own built-in air purification system!
- Trees provide oxygen: Over the course of a year one acre of trees provides enough oxygen for 18 people.
- Trees save water AND help keep our water clean: Trees help to both reduce runoff and help to filter groundwater and the water in our streams. Shade from trees helps slow water evaporation so you don’t need to water your lawn as much.
- Trees provide jobs: Whether it is harvesting fruit, nuts, or other products from trees or using trees for clothing, tires and other products – trees provide jobs and help to sustain our economy.
- Trees are critical for wildlife: Trees provide many different species with food, cover and places to raise young and for some species are even their water source. Whether it is in the canopy or trunk or roots wildlife can be found both in living, dying and dead trees helping to keep our ecosystems balanced.
As part of National Wildlife Week, NWF has supplied these resources, activities and fun lessons to be used each day in the classroom.