October 28, 2012 @ 9:44 AM

 

The layers of the atmosphere are composed of mostly nitrogen and oxygen, and act as a security blanket round the earth. The percentage of nitrogen to oxygen is the tightly woven fabric of the blanket. The atmosphere traps radiant warmth from solar beams and keeps the temperature of the planet stable: warm enough to support animal and vegetative life, and cool enough to maintain the water in the seas.

As we all know, air pollution destroys the atmosphere, and, in doing so , endangers our island earth home. Many everday activities produce air emissions that pollute our world. Energy consumption, which includes the burning of fuels such as coal, petrol, and diesel, removes oxygen to burn and replaces it with contaminants that collect beneath the atmosphere. Even human respiring produces contaminants because we breathe out CO2. Thank goodness for trees becuase they "eat" this pollutin by taking the carbon-dioxide out of the air and "exhaling" oxygen. Even the utilising of electricity causes air emissions that strip away portions of our atmosphere and "tears holes" in the blanket. Pollution adds another blanket to the earth under the atmosphere, and as it does so , it increases the planet temperature, increases global warming issues, and destroys the fragile nitrogen to oxygen balance.

This all sets up for why it is so vital to use trees to prevent air pollution. By removing the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, trees take away the pollution blanket that is threatening earth's temperature. Additionally , by replacing the CO2 with oxygen, trees restore the nitrogen to oxygen balance and guarantees enough oxygen for respiring. Trees planeted along Interstate highways help absorb the pollution of the traffic, but they help the atmosphere an alternative way too. Trees need to have their roots protected. Providing a ring of mulch round the trees reduces the amount of grass that needs to be cut. This implies less fuel burned and less pollution springing from tractors with exhaust systems that do not have controlled emissions.

Additionally , though sidewalk trees are planted to beautify streets, they do triple duty. Trees reduce the necessity to run pollution-coughing lawn mowers and the pollution caused by the trucks that transport them. Ultimately, path trees pull fag pollution out of the air from the sidewalk denizens.

Trees make great shade for your house and reduce the necessity for cooling, and even landscaping a yard with tiny trees and plants trims yard size. Less energy used equals less air pollution produced, so try turning off the cooling system and sit under the shadow of a great oak! Even further, try recycling the leaves that fall from trees in autumn to make mulch. This natural mulch makes the landscaped and native plants healthier. Do your part for the environment by employing healthy, ripening plants so they can "eat" more pollution and "exhale" more oxygen!