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#TeamTrees or How to Plant 7 Million Trees in a Year

PLANTING TREES

A YouTube challenge, two bloggers (one is an ex NASA engineer), a conservation organization and worldwide people's support... The result? More than 7 million trees been around the globe in a year! And millions more to come!... 

Marc Rober (who worked seven years for NASA, now a world famous YouTuber), together with another YouTube star, Mr.Beast (Jimmy Donaldson), and the Arbor Day Foundation started the one-of-a-kind project #TeamTrees exactly a year ago.  The goal is: 20 million trees planted worldwide by 2020! 365 days later 7.1 millions are already planted!  14 millions planned for 2021! 

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Scientists Are Trying to Find Out Why Tree Leaves Change Their Color

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The Science Behind the Autumn Tree Palette

Have you ever wondered why the leaves of the trees change their color in autumn? Well, we have. As well as a group of scientists from Chicago area, USA. They are trying to find out what is the actual cause for all those vibrant yellow-orange-red-purplish colors that will warm up our eyes and our hearts in the following weeks. A team from Morton Arboretum, Lisle, IL, wants to know what stays behind this amazing natural phenomenon.

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Good2Know: There Are More Trees on Earth than Stars in Our Galaxy. But...

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A Study Shows the Influence of Man on Trees' Abundance


There are more than 3 trillion trees on Earth a study lead* by Yale University found. That means about 422 trees per person. Yet, since man inhabited the planet he managed to destroy almost 46 percent of the total number of the trees! And the process doesn't stop. Almost 15 billion trees diminish each year because of our actions... 

"Trees are among the most prominent and critical organisms on Earth, yet we are only recently beginning to comprehend their global extent and distribution," said Thomas Crowther, lead author of the study and a Yale Climate & Energy Institute post-doctoral fellow at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. "We have nearly halved the number of trees on the planet, and we've seen the impacts on climate and human health as a result…"

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