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Lowa tree planting
Tree planting is an incredible and necessary global initiative to save the Earth from global warming. Trees absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen, making them crucial assets of our world. Here at Iowa Tree Planting, their mission is to plant more trees at home and beyond, to prevent irreversible global warming and climate change Tree-planting is the process of transplanting tree seedlings, generally for forestry, land reclamation, or landscaping purpose. It differs from the transplantation of larger trees in arboriculture, and from the lower cost but slower and less reliable distribution of tree seeds.
Trees contribute to their environment over long periods of time by providing oxygen, improving air quality, climate amelioration, conserving water, preserving soil, and supporting wildlife. During the process of photosynthesis, trees take in carbon dioxide and produce the oxygen we breathe.
In silviculture the activity is known as reforestation, or afforestation, depending on whether the area being planted has or has not recently been forested. It involves planting seedlings over an area of land where the forest has been harvested or damaged by fire, disease or human activity. Tree planting is carried out in many different parts of the world, and strategies may differ widely across nations and regions and among individual reforestation companies.
Reason for Tree planting
- Trees hold soil in place
- Trees sequester carbon dioxide
- Trees produce oxygen
- Some animals are dependent upon trees
- Trees make cities more livable
- Trees increase property values
- Trees help to save energy
- Trees are important for physical and mental wellness
- Trees feed us
Environment of Iowa
The environment of Iowa has been heavily affected by agricultural production since it became a U.S. state in 1846. However, there remain natural areas in Iowa that reflect a wide varieties of environmental niches. There is a dearth of natural areas in Iowa; less than 1% of the tallgrass prairie that once covered most of Iowa remain intact, only about 5% of the state’s prairie pothole wetlands remain, and most of the original forest has been lost. Iowa ranks 49th of U.S. states in public land holdings.
Iowa Tree Planting
Sixty-one percent of the 2.9 million Iowans live in urban or community settings, and trees play a major, but often silent role in their lives. Trees along our streets, in our parks and public areas, natural areas, and in private yards, provide a wide range of benefits. Used properly, they improve the air we breathe, beautify the environment, provide wildlife habitat, reduce energy consumption during summer and winter, enhance our self-image, and generally make Iowa communities a more pleasant place to work and live. In 1990, for tree planting in Iowa the Iowa Urban and Community Forestry Council was established to provide guidance to the urban/ community forestry movement through educational training, volunteer coordination, and tech IOWA URBAN AND COMMUNITY FORESTRY COUNCIL Community Tree Planting and Care Guide. Nicely assistance. Presented here are the current recommendations of the Iowa Urban and Community Forestry Council and Iowa State University for tree selection, planting, and after-care. Take this booklet along as you plan, plant, and care for trees that will become tomorrow’s community forest.