trees trees

trees are like machines that can capture carbon in the atmosphere in an efficient way. Trees bind the soil, sequester carbon, improve soil fertility and also improve infiltration and recharge of groundwater, and provide us with oxygen.

trees help to clean the air we breathe. Through their leaves and bark they absorb harmful pollutants and release oxygen. In urban environments, trees absorb pollutant gases like nitrogen oxides, ozone, and carbon monoxide, and sweep up particles like dust and smoke. Trees act as carbon sinks, offsetting carbon and reducing the effects of climate change.


arboles sagrados sacred trees

birds, bees and butterflies

trees, plants and flowers are for the birds, bees and butterflies.

plant a tree
a tree can be planted for as little as 10 cents. 
Planting a tree is a gesture of goodwill towards people in the future.
2011 Felix Finkbinder proposed to plant a trillion trees. 
how many trees could fit in existing intact ecosystems? 
brasilia Brazil Saharo 

how can we expand opportunities for tree planting and stop people from felling trees.

eat plants, save trees. Google search: beef deforestation

a tree gives more than shade

oxygen O2

trees capture carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and produce oxygen O2. Humans need oxygen at nose level to live.

photosynthesis → (sunlight)

naturally, trees use photosynthesis to convert carbon dioxide from the air into nutrients that they use for food and growth.

6CO2 + 6H2O → C6H12O6 + 6O2. The reactants are converted by light energy captured by chorophyll (implied by the arrow) into a sugar molecule and 6 oxygen molecules, the products.

climate mitigation measures can bend the curve on increasing fire weather.

a proper tree canopy provides shade to cool the environment. Trees cool the air by a process known as 'transpiration cooling'. As trees release water into the atmosphere from their leaves via transpiration, the surrounding air is cooled as water goes from liquid to a vapor. The water that is released in its gas vapor form has a cooling effect on the surrounding air.


evergreens look good all year. Pines are sun loving trees that can make good wind breaks and will protect your soil from erosion.

tossed Christmas trees
tossed Christmas trees being "recycled"

please don't kill Christmas trees. Why do we treat Christmas trees like old flowers and toss 'em after a few weeks? If you like Christmas trees, then plant an evergreen tree in your yard, maybe select a fir, pine or spruce.

Engelmann oak

a wonderful tree for California climate is the Engelmann oak International Oak Society

plant for the planet Felix Finkbeiner a non-profit org focused on global reforestation.