Every Breath We Take
I am fortunate to work in an industry that removes green-house gases from our atmosphere. Every tree removes, on average, 50 pounds of green-house gases from the atmosphere per year until it reaches the age of 40.
Then, unless it is harvested, it will begin to give up more green-house gases than it removes. It will ultimately release all the green-house gases that it had stored up either by FIRE or DECAY.
by taking a tress when harvested and building a permanent structure with it, those captured green-house gases remain sequestered. Concrete, steel, and plastic building products do not contain any green-house gases. In fact, all products made from concrete, steel and plastic contribute to the green-house gas inventory in our atmosphere. In Texas alone, more than 80,000,000 trees were planted last year by my industry. On average, that one year planting will remove 1 million tons or green-house gasses per year until year 40.
“Plant a tree, build with trees, save the world —– REPEAT!“