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Plant fruit trees!!

Action: Plant more fruit trees

Why?

Many benefits come with planting trees in general. Trees are an important part of nature, mainly because they provide a much needed element to humans, oxygen. The removal of trees has been a big problem recently in the world. Since 2000 about 2 million square kilometers of trees have been cut down in the world. Any planting of any type of tree is a step forward in repopulating an important part of nature that humanity continues to remove.

Some benefits of planting fruit trees are:

  • They provide oxygen
  • Help reduce the amount of CO2 pollution in the air
  • They actually use the CO2 they absorb to help release oxygen into the air
  • They save water by slowing down water evaporation from grass and plants they provide shade for
  • Saves money by providing us with fruit instead of buying it
  • You are getting fresher and more nutritional fruit than you would get from the store because it doesn’t have to be shipped

http://homeguides.sfgate.com/fruit-trees-environment-59135.html

https://www.treepeople.org/resources/tree-benefits

How?

  1. Choose your type of fruit tree you want to plant.
  2. Pick an open sunny location, also consider how big the tree will grow to be.
  3. Make sure you use proper soil, depending on the type of fruit tree your looking to plant, some fruit trees need soil that will not retain too much water because some have shallow roots that will rot with too much continued moisture.
  4. Dig a hole twice the width of the spread of the roots, fruit tree roots grow outward so they need plenty of room.
  5. Place the tree in the hole deep enough so the roots are not above the ground level.
  6. Refill the hole with the soil.
  7. Water the area.
  8. Cover with mulch. The mulch helps protect the soil from the sun overheating it and from rain water taking the soil away.

http://www.wikihow.com/Plant-Fruit-Trees

http://homeguides.sfgate.com/fruit-trees-tolerate-moist-soil-24199.html

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