I found this on Facebook this morning, as if someone had read my blog and wanted to reply on FB. Well, okay, maybe not really thinking of me, but as if...
Here we have a university in the US quoting a professor at a university in India. I am from British Columbia, where the forestry industry is decimating many of our old-growth forests. When I moved to southeastern Alberta, and we bought our little hobbit house outside the city of Medicine Hat, I started planting trees.
Thank you to scientists such as Professor Das, who recognize that saving the trees will ultimately save the planet. Oxygen! Pollution control! Control soil erosion! Increase soil fertility! Recycle water! Provide homes for birds and animals!
Hug a tree today. It feels good. If it's too hard to hug, smile at it and say "hi"!