Why does WoodSnap ROOT FOR TREES?
Trees and forests are a crucial part of the Earth's
ecosystem. They are green machines that clean our air and water by absorbing pollutants
and stabilizing soils. Being that wood is what we use from the eco-system, we
find it necessary to replenish. We are also very proud of our environmental
progress toward sourcing all wood from well managed forests.
What is our goal?
Forests has estimated that approximately 100,000 trees planted each year will
drastically impact the eco-system around the world in a very positive way. Think of it this way!!! You
order a WoodSnap and we plant a Redwood Tree which will eventually grow to over
150 feet tall.
Who is American Forests?
American Forests is the nation's oldest (501C3) non-profit
conservation organization, founded in 1875. They are a world leader in tree
planting for environmental restoration, a pioneer in the science and practice
of urban forestry and a primary communicator of the benefits of trees and
How do trees clean the air?
During photosynthesis, a tree "inhales" carbon
dioxide (CO2) from the air then separates the carbon from the oxygen molecules.
The carbon is absorbed by the tree and stored in its wood and roots and then
the tree "exhales" pure oxygen back into the air for us to breathe.
This process, called sequestration is how forests have always helped regulate
the earth's atmospheric balance. Trees act as natural filters.
How do trees cool the globe?
Burning fossil fuel adds pollutants including greenhouse
gases to the atmosphere. Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a by-product of burning fossil
fuels. A substantial amount of atmospheric CO2 comes from automobile emissions.
Carbon dioxide is one of the most powerful of the greenhouse gases and is the
principle contributor to increased global warming. Trees absorb the CO2; store
the carbon in their wood, roots and leave then release the oxygen back into the
Learn more about AMERICAN FORESTS