GIH

27 November 2020

What does reforestation even mean?

Reforestation involves the planned or deliberate movement to regrow vegetation in areas of forest which have previously been damaged or destroyed due to human activity, natural disasters or climate change. Sometimes forests are able to regenerate naturally if sufficient trees remain nearby and seeds can be dispersed into the deforested area via animals or wind. However, areas of forest which have been severely degraded are unlikely to regenerate naturally and may need a helping hand in order to repopulate an area which has lost its tree population.

Forests are very important for a number of reasons and deforestation is a serious problem which affects us all. Forests also play a vital role in maintaining the water cycle, preventing soil erosion, and maintaining the balance between carbon dioxide and oxygen on our planet; not to mention being home to a huge and diverse range of animals and plant species, they provide livelihoods for a vast number of people and are a source of common staples like paper, timber, food and the ingredients of many of the products found on your store shelves.

Unfortunately, we are cutting down entire forests in less time than it takes for a seed to sprout and it is causing a devastating impact on our planet. There are a lot of folks out there doing their very best to keep planting but together, we can make a significant impact. Plant a seed today and be apart of reforesting our lost habitats.