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Imagine All the Trees Are Gone — Maybe You Don’t Want To.

Our survival is rooted in theirs.

They’re everywhere. No wonder we take them for granted at times. Trees. Sure, we know they absorb CO2 and produce oxygen we need — that’s certainly a big deal. But recently, Alton Cedar Greenhouses, a UK company that designs and builds greenhouses framed in cedar, dug deeper into just how much we depend on them. They’ve created an infographic that lays it all out, showing how the benefits trees provide branch outward through our own ecosystem. It leaves us feeling even more protective of these vital, largely silent, lifeforms.

If you can, read it from top to bottom — it tells quite a story.


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