Peter Van Geit
Environment Monday, November 17, 2014
Why planting trees?
Trees filter our air and keep it fresh by absorbing carbon dioxide and producing oxygen.
Tree roots stabilize the soil and prevent erosion.
Trees improve water quality by slowing and filtering rain water as well as protect aquifers and watersheds.
Trees are carbon sinks, accumulating carbon as they grow and acting as stable carbon stores upon maturity
Three-quarters of the world's people rely on wood as their main source of energy.
Thousand of things are made from trees such as furniture, books, newspapers, houses, hockey sticks, guitars, pencils, fences, milk cartons, even nail polish and toothpaste.
Trees lower air temperature and induce rainfall by evaporating water from their leaves.
Trees provide food, shade and shelter to humans and wildlife.
Trees offer protection from the downward fall of rain, sleet and hail as well as reduce storm run-off and the possibility of flooding.
Trees act as sound barriers to reduce noise pollution.
Trees play a major role in helping to conserve the intensity of the Earth's magnetic field.
We invite you to join our annual GreenDay on Nov 23rd in which we are planning to plant 1000+ saplings near Walajabad in association with the Tamilnadu Forest Department - join us here
CTC's Tree Map
Ainthinai - CTC's Green team - has planted 4000 trees in the past 2.5 years covering many areas in our city as well as various places in the outskirts and deeper inside Tamilnadu. The Google Map below shows which all locations have been covered so far.
Candidate locations for plantation are selected based on the support of the local community or conductive environment to maintain and sustain the saplings such that the survival rate is maximized. Our overall sapling survival stands at an impressive survival rate 71% overall. The chart below shows the category of locations selected and how much percentage of total saplings in each type of location -
Recent Locations covered
Below chart shows the locations covered in 2014 and how many saplings were planted in each location -
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