Saturday, December 8, 2012

Five Reasons to Plant Trees Now

Five Reasons to Plant Trees Now by Christine Patton
Rating - **

Everyone always hears "plant a tree" to "save the environment" – but many people, especially Canadians, don't see the need for more trees; because they seem to be everywhere. This is not the case, and this article discusses five [of the] reasons why we need to plant more trees. These reasons are: trees will be needed for fuel, they provide food, they can provide income, they relieve the effects of severe weather, and they make an area more liveable.

Though the idea and the intentions of this article are great, I think that they missed some important points. Not that I would encourage scaring people; but when it comes to persuading people to do something, they are probably more likely to do it if you tell them why it's bad not to do it, rather than just why it's good to do it. I was drawn to this article because of the title, but I was disappointed with the content.

Patton, Christine. "Five Reasons to Plant Trees Now." Peak Oil Hausfrau. N.p., 10 Sept. 2010. Web. 8 Dec. 2012. 

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