Are there enough trees?

Ally is only 10 weeks old here, now she's almost 7 years old. I took this shot in 2011.
@rebelann (42829)
El Paso, Texas
November 1, 2017 9:46am CST
Plants and trees do something miraculous for us. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ You know how people breath oxygen? Well, mature trees breath pollution. It's what they need to grow especially CO2 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ We've cut down way too many mature trees and the ones we are currently planting are too immature to "breath" all the pollution we produce. I don't buy wooden objects anymore, I'd rather they don't cut down any more trees. What about you, are you a tree hugger too? That photo is Ally at 10 weeks old, she is almost 7 now.
There are both natural and human sources of carbon dioxide emissions. Natural sources include decomposition, ocean release and respiration. Human sources come from activities like cement production, deforestation as well as the burning of fossil fuels like
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@Corbin5 (116145)
• United States
1 Nov
I do believe that trees are of great importance and should be left standing whenever possible.
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@rebelann (42829)
• El Paso, Texas
1 Nov
I agree with you. Of course if one is diseased then it should be carefully removed so other trees don't become contaminated
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@Corbin5 (116145)
• United States
1 Nov
@rebelann Yes, the emerald ash borer resulted in all ash trees, hundreds of them, being removed from our suburb and in neighboring suburbs. New ones, not ash trees, have been planted where the diseased trees once sat.
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@rebelann (42829)
• El Paso, Texas
1 Nov
I have never heard of that insect @Corbin5 It's a shame when things like that happen.
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@Alian123 (443)
1 Nov
Definitely yes. I often attend to our annual tree planting here in our local area. Thank god our place is still filled of trees, and the air is safe and clean
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@rebelann (42829)
• El Paso, Texas
1 Nov
That sounds ideal. I just hope the rest of the globe can get back that same situation.
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@Alian123 (443)
1 Nov
@rebelann Thanks, I hope so too
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@LadyDuck (176483)
• Switzerland
1 Nov
You are right, we have cut too many trees and in many countries with the only purpose to grow palm for palm oils. Ally looks so cute here.
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@rebelann (42829)
• El Paso, Texas
1 Nov
Yes, too many of the trees we do grow are only allowed to live IF they produce some kind of fruit, nut or oil for our use and once they become too mature to produce they are destroyed, that has to be one of the biggest mistakes people make.
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@LadyDuck (176483)
• Switzerland
1 Nov
@rebelann Yes, this is surely one of the biggest mistakes people make. We need big evergreen trees that clean the air and create the circle of clouds and rain. We will regret soon.
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@rebelann (42829)
• El Paso, Texas
1 Nov
I already regret it as do many others around the globe but we don't stand a chance against rich power hungry people who only see $$s @LadyDuck The other problem is that people don't bother with birth control, there are already far too many people for the earths resources to support yet we keep having more and more babies. I opted not to have children because I didn't want my children to face the kind of world that has no resources left.
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@jaboUK (55053)
• United Kingdom
3 Nov
Ally looks so sweet in that photo. I think trees should only be cut down if they are dying and in danger of causing an accident. We are surrounded by trees and they block out a lot of sunlight, and raking their leaves is a never ending job, but I wouldn't want them felled.
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@rebelann (42829)
• El Paso, Texas
3 Nov
Thank you, she was such a cutie, what puppy isn't, right? Why do you rake up the leaves under the trees?
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@jaboUK (55053)
• United Kingdom
3 Nov
@rebelann The leaves cover my garden and flower beds and are very untidy.
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@rebelann (42829)
• El Paso, Texas
3 Nov
Oh, ok, I misunderstood @jaboUK those trees are not a part of the natural forests. I'm not concerned about tidy, I let some weeds grow for the birds that depend on them for food then when they dry up I simply let them rot above ground. I need a lot of organic matter to help augment the clay like soil I have. I've been trying to prevent weeds in a natural way and in part of the yard that has worked but I still have a lot of ground to cover to achieve that on the whole half acre.
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@sallypup (28535)
• Moses Lake, Washington
1 Nov
I hear you. My furniture is wooden. Most of my pieces are older than me so I guess I have a collection of trees that aren't so common now.
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@rebelann (42829)
• El Paso, Texas
1 Nov
That's likely alright. I worry because so much of the forests are going up in smoke on the west and north west areas. It's a crying shame.
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@sallypup (28535)
• Moses Lake, Washington
1 Nov
@rebelann I agree. For over a month this summer we lived with smoke smog.
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@rebelann (42829)
• El Paso, Texas
1 Nov
I remember you writing about that @sallypup with all the trees burned up like that it makes me wonder if enough of them were left to provide oxygen.
@Hannihar (42069)
28 Nov
I am not a tree hugger but I have a friend that has a picture of his hugging a tree. You could caption it Please do not cut down this tree.
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@rebelann (42829)
• El Paso, Texas
28 Nov
I wish people would realize that without trees we would not have a breathable atmosphere.
@Hannihar (42069)
28 Nov
@rebelann So so true rebelann1949.
@pgntwo (22553)
• Carthage, Tunisia
1 Nov
Trees are the Earth's carbon filters. Aquarists will know what I mean Plastic plants in shopping centers are such a waste of resources, bleh!
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@rebelann (42829)
• El Paso, Texas
1 Nov
Yes, you are absolutely correct and yeah, I do get it.
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@pgntwo (22553)
• Carthage, Tunisia
2 Nov
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@kepweng (18623)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
4 Nov
i think no more cause people make it Furnitures??
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@rebelann (42829)
• El Paso, Texas
4 Nov
Sorry but I do not understand what you mean.
2 Nov
I used to go to tree planting campaign before I got my daughter, I'm hoping that when she is old enough we can plant trees together. we have to protect nature for the next generation.
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@rebelann (42829)
• El Paso, Texas
2 Nov
Planting trees must start now, seedlings are defenceless against pollution whereas mature trees can absorb pollution.
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@denadej (79)
• Smila, Ukraine
1 Nov
Oh, yeh, I'm fond of nature around me and walking at the forests nearby. That's what we should protect. But I don't think that's why people should avoid usage of wooden windows or houses. It's more natural, because this material can breath and be better for human health.
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@rebelann (42829)
• El Paso, Texas
1 Nov
You are lucky if you have forests near you, many only have concrete cities and wood is not the only material to use for building homes. In ancient times many homes were made by thatching long grasses with mud then it was put in ovens to heat until they were hardened. Doing that saves the trees.
@DianneN (85001)
• United States
1 Nov
That is the cutest photo of Ally!!!! Actually, we are having five monster trees cut soon to protect our house. I still prefer wood furniture over plastic, but everything in moderation.
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@rebelann (42829)
• El Paso, Texas
1 Nov
I was thinking more in global terms, you live in a suburb, right? So yeah, I guess you'd have to clear trees to make room for a house. I don't think I could do that though, I'd rather move a mobile home into an area that doesn't have trees and wing it leaving what mother nature put there alone.
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@Kandae11 (40370)
1 Nov
That is why there is so much air pollution in cities.
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@rebelann (42829)
• El Paso, Texas
1 Nov
Exactly. I am starting to notice that the TX dept of transportation has begun to put more trees along roadways but I fear it's just a little too late for them to grow to maturity.
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