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Why do we need forests?

Forests supply 75% of the world’s fresh water.
Forests are home to 80% of the world’s terrestrial
31% of the planet's land is
covered by forests.
An estimated 50% of the fruits we eat comes
from trees.
Trees have medicinal value: more than 25% originate from tropical forest plants
Forests provide more than 86 million green jobs.

Fun facts

Trees are the longest living organisms on Earth

California holds the record for the oldest living trees. Some of the state’s bristlecone pines and giant sequoias are 4,000-5,000 years old. Methuselah, an estimated 4,852-year-old ancient Bristlecone Pine, is one of the oldest living trees in the world.

Some trees have been to the moon.

“Moon trees'' were grown from seeds taken to the moon during the Apollo 14 mission in early 1971. NASA and the US Forest Service wanted to see if the moon’s orbit caused the seeds to grow differently back on earth. These trees were donated to state forestry services in 1975 and 1976.

Trees are able to communicate and defend themselves against attacking insects.

Scientists have found that trees can flood their leaves with chemicals called phenolics when the insects begin their raid. They can also signal danger to other trees so they can start their own defense. Willow trees, for example, emit certain chemicals when they’re attacked by webworms. Other willows then produce more tannin, making their leaves harder for the pests to digest.

Regular access to green space makes you more resilient and happy

Forests are the fastest, cheapest, and most immediate climate solution

Healthy forest means healthy people

Every tree counts

Just one teaspoon of healthy soil is home to more living organisms than there are people on the planet.

What can I do?

Use only certified wood
Join a local group to plant micro forests or establish urban food gardens

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