THE SAD TRUTH OF DEFORESTATION

   Trees do many things for us and what do we do? Cut them down. Twenty seven thousand trees are cut down every day just so we can have toilet paper. At least seventeen trees and 20 thousand gallons of water are needed in order to produce one ton of tissue paper. 2.47 million trees are cut down for paper alone. This is before we even consider the fact that as the human population grows, we are destroying massive amounts of forest land, just so that we can build things such as factories and plantations. All these trees are just cut down just for human usage. Trees give us clean air and greenery, but we continue to destroy them for our own gain.

 

You many think, that as long as you continue to recycle, it will be fine, but in that is not the truth. Paper can only be recycled six times before the fibers are too weak to hold together, and cannot be used anymore. Plus, there are still large amounts of paper that aren't even being recycled, and instead just thrown in the trash. 3.5 billion to seven billion trees are cut down every year. Every single year. And that’s not even all! Trees are many animals’ habitats. Animals such as squirrels, birds, koalas, sloths, monkeys and many more rely on these trees to help keep them alive, and when they get cut down, these species' populations can and up dropping dramatically. When trees are cut down, not only will the trees lose their life, but the animals might too. Without their habitat they have nowhere to go, and can end up dying. Trees are a incredibly important part of many habitats and eco systems, and with their dwindling numbers, we have to act fast to help save this part of nature. 

 

Cutting down trees is awful for our environment in many ways. Still, are lots of things you can do to help. You can help by using, or buying, less paper, tissues, toilet paper, napkins, and other products like those. If you use less, than there won’t as high of a demand for more. Trees are an important part of our earth and we are not savoring them as we should. Let’s save our earth one piece of paper at a time.