The air we breathe…15 images of the worlds most beautiful trees

Art and Culture by Bronte Hogarth

Forests cover 31% of the land area on our planet, but deforestation is happening at an alarming rate. Trees are an integral part of our existence, providing vital oxygen and homes for both people and wildlife. Climate change degradation is amongst the various reasons for deforestation around the world.

Here are 15 images of the world’s most beautiful trees to show exactly why we need to protect our forests from deforestation and the air we breathe from climate change and pollution.

DID YOU KNOW? Some 46-58 million square miles of forest are lost each year—equivalent to 36 football fields every minute.

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The Portland Japanese Garden, located within Washington Park, Portland, Oregon, USA. Photo by: unknown

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Sagano bamboo forest, Kyoto, Japan. Photo by: Ingeun Nam

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Canadian hemlock. Photo by: Steve Satushek/Getty Images

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Grand Fir forests, British Columbia, Canada. Picture by: Image Source/Corbis

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Maple Twins. Photo by: John Talbot

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Angel oak tree, Charleston. Photo by: Mark Requidan

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Wisteria tree. Photo by: Brian Young

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Ariel of Amazon canopy. Photo by: Greg Armfield

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Monkey Puzzle tree, Chile. Photo by: Tui De Roy/Minden Pictures/Getty Images

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Hazel woodlands. Photo by: Dr Jeremy Burgess / Science Photo Library

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Baobabs, Menabe, Madagascar. Photo by: imagebroker/Alamy

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Ancient olive trees, Greek island of Thassos.
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Red blossoms, Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Photo by: Ulrich Doering/Alamy

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English oak. Photo by: Stephen Spraggon/Alamy

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Massive aged Banyan tree, India. Photo by: Aditya “Dicky” Singh / Alamy

How can you make a difference?

The paper industry, for example, is a big contributor to deforestation and there are alternatives to cutting down trees for paper.

  • Recycling paper is by far the most common way to help save a tree.
  • Look for paper made from other materials such as hemp or agri-pulp.

Also, by making more sustainable choices within your everyday life you can reduce the effects of climate change.

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