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Planting Saplings and growing trees

Planting trees is a must if we want to save our planet.Varaha Trust has initiated to plant one lakh saplings around Thanjavur city to create green environment. Trees are not only remove harmful chemicals from the soil, but also helps to reduce the greenhouses which leads to global warming. Here are some of the reasons why we should plant trees; A tree can be a natural air conditioner. The evaporation from a single tree can produce the cooling effect of 10 room size air conditioners operating 20 hours a day. Trees can reduce air temperature by blocking sunlight. Further cooling occurs when water evaporates from the leaf surface. The conversion of water to air vapor --- a chemical process --- removes heat energy from the air. You can improve the efficiency of your heat pump by shading it with a tree. Trees absorb carbon dioxide and potentially harmful gasses, such as sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, from the air and release oxygen. One large tree can supply a day's supply of oxygen for four people. A healthy tree can store 13 pounds of carbon each year ----for an acre of trees that equals to 2.6 tons of carbon dioxide. Each gallon of gasoline burned produces almost 20 pounds of carbon dioxide. For every 10,000 miles you drive, it takes 7 trees to remove the amount of carbon dioxide produce if your car gets 40 miles per gallon (mpg); it will take 10 trees at 30 mpg; 15 trees at 20 mpg; 20 trees at 15 mpg; and 25 trees at 12 mpg). Evergreen trees can be used to reduce wind speed and thus loss of heat from your home in the winter by as much as 10 to 50 percent.

Trees absorb and block noise and reduce glare. A well placed tree can reduce noise by as much as 40 percent.
Fallen tree leaves can reduce soil temperature and soil moisture loss. Decaying leaves promote soil microorganism and provide nutrients for tree growth.
Trees help settle out and trap dust, pollen and smoke from the air. The dust level in the air can be as much as 75 percent lower on the sheltered side of the tree compared to the windward side.
Trees create an ecosystem to provide habitat and food for birds and other animals
Trees help reduce surface water runoff from storms, thus decreasing soil erosion and the accumulation of sediments in streams. They increase ground water recharge and reduce the number of potentially harmful chemicals transported to our streams.
Trees create microclimates suitable for growing shade loving plants.
A tree can provide pleasant smells. A cherry tree can perfume the air with 200,000 flowers.
Research shows that Hospital patients have been shown to recover from surgery more quickly when their hospital room offered a view of trees. They also had fewer complaints, less pain killers and left the hospital sooner. Most of us respond to the presence of trees beyond simply observing their beauty. We feel serene, peaceful, restful and tranquil in a grove of trees. We are "at home" there.
Trees provide us with color, flowers, fruit, interesting shapes and forms to look at.
Trees can separate and define space thus providing a sense of privacy, solitude and security, and create a feeling of relaxation and well being. Sound waves are absorbed by tree leaves and branches. A belt of trees 100 feet wide and 45 feet high can reduce highway noise by 50 percent. Prolonged exposure to noise can cause hypertension, higher cholesterol levels, irritability and aggressive behavior.

So, start digging immediately if you have the means to plant a tree. There are still too few of them to fully offset the changes brought about by global warming. Automobile traffic, manufacturing and other human activities are playing havoc with our environment. Reduce global warming simply by planting trees for the environment.Join hands to make our city green!!!

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call us at +91 75983 00085 (Co-Ordinator)


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courtesy : DJ EDWYN @ Dj_Edwyn, Uganda,SA./ volunteer,Varaha Trust.

Events

On 01 October 2015

Phase - 01
We are Forming Storming Norming and the event will be conducted very soon !!! get ready to plant a sapling !!!

On 01 Febraury 2016

Phase - 02
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On 01 April 2016

Phase - 03
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On 01 June 2016

Phase - 04
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On 01 August 2016

Phase - 05
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