Planting out indigenous trees in bio-mimicked forest patches has a range of benefits for both the natural environment and all life on the planet.
Benefits of Trees for our natural environment
As a tree grows and matures, it will produce more oxygen than carbon dioxide. This means that a growing and maturing tree will contribute to reducing greenhouse gases and will reduce global warming for anything between 40 and 100 years (and beyond). The other benefits of trees are endless and range from the most basic and practical, such as binding and nitrogen fixing of soil to improving all around water quality.
A single tree becomes a biosphere and an ecosystem for many forms of life, ranging from bacteria, insects, birds through to primates, apes and humans. Many trees planted together to mature into a forest will develop into a wonderfully complex, inter-connected and intricate life-form that is beyond the individual tree.
Trees play a key role in our battle against climate change
Trees play a key role in our battle against climate change. They feed our rivers, help to regulate the impact of storms and floods, harbour biologically-diverse ecosystems, provide shelter, jobs and security for forest-dependent populations. Within our cities, urban forests purify the air and ground water, regulate temperatures, provide shade, and encourage pride of place. More benefits of trees:
Benefits of Trees for Us
Every tree you sponsor goes towards regenerating and expanding natural endemic forest areas along the Garden Route. Not only are you growing forests, you are also contributing to the PTP Workforce, and the daily upkeep of our mini-satellite nurseries where all the magic happens before we plant out the trees.
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