The Benefits of Trees and Healthy Forests

Forests cover 31% of the land area on our planet. They produce vital oxygen and provide homes for people and wildlife. Many of the world’s most threatened and endangered animals live in forests, and 1.6 billion people rely on benefits forests offer, including food, fresh water, clothing, traditional medicine and shelter.


Climate

Trees absorb carbon dioxide & other pollutants, helping to clean air and regulate climate.



Air

Trees take in harmful pollutants and release clean oxygen for us to breathe.


Water

Trees filter water, prevent floods, and maintain Earth's water cycles



Biodiversity

Forests provide habitat to many animals, birds, insects, fungi, moss, and plants.


Health

Trees and nature reduce stress, aid in recovery, and promote overall wellness.


Social Impact

Trees provide jobs and food security to many communities.



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