Yes, you down there. We're talking to you.
It's us — the trees.
We need a word with you. And it's important.
Take a seat.
We feed you.
We cool down cities and sidewalks.
We provide a beautiful, affordable way to clean up air pollution.
We provide you with oxygen, free of charge.
And we even raise your property values and can help lower crime rates.
Again, you're welcome.
We don't do it for credit. But after helping out like this for millennia, we could use a favor.
We're being destroyed.
We're not given an opportunity to thrive.
Even in areas where timber operations are illegal, like the Amazon jungle, the practice continues.
It's getting dire for some of us. And for the animals that call us home.
Sumatran orangutans are just one species affected by Indonesia's booming palm oil industry. Millions of acres of prime peatland forest have been cleared to make way for plantations — a practice that releases tons of carbon, displacing trees and the destroying animal habitats.
So we need you to give a damn.
We saw some of you at the March for Science. Thanks for that. But you're not done.
We need you to stand up for trees. In your communities, in your preserved natural spaces, and around the globe.
We need you to support conservation efforts, buy and support companies and products that don't contribute to deforestation, and encourage sustainable tree planting and harvesting.
The demand for avocado is so high that it's fueling deforestation in Mexico. Farmers are thinning out existing pine forests to plant avocados. Not cool, folks.
We need you to fight for us — because we've bent over backwards to do the same for you.
Cough, cough, "The Giving Tree," cough, cough.
Even when you make fun of us for accidentally having belly buttons.
So, please, lend us a hand.
We'll keep doing our part to blow you away with our friggin' majesty.
Stop by and visit us anytime, OK?
We really like watching all of you grow up.