Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Why does this matter to us? We should all care about what happens to the plants and this is why...
We rely on plants for everything that sustains life: Air. Food. Clothing. Shelter. Clean Water. Medicine. While this is a seemingly obvious fact, it is one that most people do not realize.
There are many factors that are driving the endangerment of plants. Agriculture, urbanization, invasive species, pollution, and global warming have all played a role. A global assessment of data since 1970 has shown that it is likely that anthropogenic (human-caused) warming that has had a discernable influence on the many physical and biological systems.
The world is warming up and we humans are to blame. Our impact on this earth is having profound repercussions, changing the planet as we know it.
What great information! We all need to be aware of how we treat the earth and the repercussions to our actions. Take care of your trees and plants. For assistance, advice, and overall tree care, contact Trees "R" Us, Inc. at www.treesrusinc.com or call us at 847-913-9069. Trees "R" Us, Inc. provides quality tree care and tree maintenance to the north shore of Chicago and its surrounding north and northwest suburbs. Trees "R" Us, Inc is a tree service that provides quality tree trimming, tree removal, stump grinding and plant health care among other services.
Did you know Rosy Periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus) treats four out of five children with leukemia?
A Chinese Magnolia (Ho Po) is effective for previously untreatable cancers?
Hundreds of medicinal plant species, whose naturally occurring chemicals make up the basis of over 50 percent of all medicinal drugs, are facing global extinction. Plants for Life, a recent report by the Botanic Gardens Conservation International, is seeking to identify which medicinal plant species are most at risk and what steps are needed to protect them.