London has tasted the devastating effects of global warming; just recently, high tides coupled with heavy rains saw the city experience some of the worst flooding ever witnessed. Londoners were seen leaving their stalled cars in the middle of the street, and wading to safety. The Thames burst its banks, unleashing a flood that left many fearing that central London would be badly affected. However, the good news is that all is not lost. Experts recommend that by planting more trees, Londoners will be making a huge contribution towards slowing down the global warming.
Why is it important to plant more trees in London?
- Global environment; 90% of global warming is as a result of greenhouse gases emitted. Trees absorb these gases, thus greatly reducing any harmful effects to the environment. Failure to plant more trees, or cutting down existing trees causes the carbon emissions to reach the Ozone layer without any hindrance or slowdown. Thus each time you plant a single tree in London, you help reduce global warming, and help preserve the ecosystems of the earth.
- Local environment; for every tree cut, one is advised to plant two more. Trees are core pillars of the eco system; they enhance the fertility of the land, reduce soil erosion, and even act as stabilizers for coastlines. During flooding, trees help reduce the momentum and force of the floodwaters. Besides, trees also act as homes to birds, and other wild animals.
- Aesthetic value; in a cosmopolitan city like London that continues to grow and expand, planting trees will add great aesthetic value to your home or compound. Nothing is as attractive as guests visiting your compound, to find green, flourishing trees neatly planted. The shade, the fresh air; trees are irresistible and we always find ourselves going for their shade on a sunny day.
- Social economic; trees are a source of food, latex for rubber, and even medicine in some instances. Although you can plant any kind of tree in your London home, it would be more recommendable if you’d go for trees that have additional value.
- Privacy; trees will also add some privacy to your London home. You can start by planting some along your fence, or even in the middle of the compound. Nothing feels as great as enjoying a nice book while under a flourishing tree. It’s also an ideal place to work from with your laptop.
The best time to plant a tree is yesterday; the second best time is now. Take the initiative, and strive to plant as many trees as you can.
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