People all over the country and even the world flock to see the world’s tallest and some of the oldest trees. The Sequoias and the Redwoods are some of the most resilient trees in the world, especially due to the wildfires that occur almost every year in the regions where they live. As climate change speeds up, and conditions start to worsen by the year, these beautiful and majestic trees are fighting for their lives.
According to the Washington Post, “They are the largest trees in the world, living monuments with massive trunks and towering canopies that can thrive for 3,000 years. But ancient sequoia trees, which have been decimated by severe wildfires around California’s Sierra Nevada, are struggling to keep up with ever worsening conditions. And this summer, they could face their worst fate yet.”
Severe Conditions in the Sierra Nevada
The trees that are living in this region are accustomed to frequent wildfires, but as of late, the region is heating up and drying out. This has been one of the driest seasons to date in about 125 years in the region, which can be a warning sign for these trees.
The chances of another record-breaking wildfire season are high, and the loss of trees from 2020 to this year have gone from 13 to 19 percent. This is a major issue to the climate because trees serve a very valuable purpose in life.
Trees and Climate Change
As Arbor Day Foundation states, “As trees grow, they help stop climate change by removing carbon dioxide from the air, storing carbon in the trees and soil, and releasing oxygen into the atmosphere. Trees provide many benefits to us, every day. They offer cooling shade, block cold winter winds, attract birds and wildlife, purify our air, prevent soil erosion, clean our water, and add grace and beauty to our homes and communities.”
Although trees won’t solve the problem of climate change, they show us that we need them to survive in this world. Saving our tallest and oldest trees is one of the most important things we can do to help the environment out in these regions.
How Can People Help in the Fight Against Climate Change?
It can be difficult in your life to imagine lending a hand in the fight against climate change, but the fact of the matter is there are easy and small ways you can participate in doing so. The small acts count when they add up with more and more people doing them.
Here are some ways you can participate in the long haul of fighting climate change.
- Plant Trees at Home and in Your Community
- Plant Gardens, Shrubs, Flowerbeds at home
- Cut back on driving too much (ride bikes, rollerblade, etc. in the summer)
- Decrease your energy usage at home
- Invest in renewable energy resources such as solar and wind energy
At Cold Stream Farm, we offer trees and shrubs at wholesale for individuals and companies looking to plant. We have a variety of trees and shrubs for different planting agendas.
If you’re looking to add some vegetation, help the fight against climate change, or just enhance your landscape, you’d come to the right place. Contact Cold Stream Farm at (231) 464-5809 today or visit us online for more information!