The benefits of planting trees

Trees provide many things for humans and are very important to the world. They produce oxygen from CO2 for us to breathe in, they provide shade, and they provide materials that we use every day, like wood.

As time goes on, the climate crisis is more of a threat than ever before, and we need to do something about it. Here are some ways that planting trees can affect the world.

Trees make life nicer. Studies have shown that spending more time around trees and other environmental spaces can affect a person’s mood and reduce the stress in our daily lives. Other research shows that children have less issues in school if they spend time outdoors and in green spaces and areas with trees. Hospital patients have also been shown to recover faster when the window in their room is facing trees.

Trees also have many environmental benefits. Planting more trees not only means more oxygen will be released into the world, but less CO2 emissions in the world. CO2 emissions released from the burning of fossil fuels, such as coal and gas, will be stopped by trees, which will transform it into oxygen. Trees are crucial and are one of the frontrunners in the battle against climate change. Trees improve our air quality which can prevent diseases and toxic gases that can be transferred through the air, such as carbon monoxide and sulfur.

Believe it or not, planting more trees can also have some economic benefits as well. Planting trees near businesses and buildings can reduce cooling costs, like the costs of AC units. Studies have shown that cities with well planted trees near buildings are cooler than cities without trees. Trees can help to combat the hot summer heat, and can reduce temperatures by 11°. Trees can also increase the retail value of houses or properties.

Planting trees can have a great effect on the world. Whether it’s just for your neighborhood or for your city, every little bit matters. Planting trees can provide economical, environmental, and health benefits, and, overall, can make the world a better place. 

Highland Park food drive!

Please contact Ms. Jane Schwark in room 2207 with any questions.

Sports schedule for: Nov 25-30

MONDAY DATE:   November 25th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
    Boys Swimming practice begins    
TUESDAY DATE:   November 26th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
4:00 / 5:30 / 7:00 p.m.   Girls C-Squad / JV / Varsity Basketball vs. MPLS Washburn HOME  
5:00 / 7:00 p.m.   Girls JV / Varsity Hockey vs.

Hastings

at WSP Ice Arena  
5:15 p.m. 3:15 / 7:15 p.m. Boys JV Hockey vs. Cambridge at Isanti Ice Arena  
WEDNESDAY DATE:   November 27th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
         
THURSDAY DATE:     November 28th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
         
FRIDAY DATE:    November 29th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
2:00 p.m. 11:45 a.m. / 4:00 p.m. Boys Varsity Hockey vs. Amery at Amery Ice Arena  
6:00 p.m. 4:30 / 7:30 p.m. Boys JV Hockey vs. Henry Sibley at Tria Ice Arena  
SATURDAY DATE:    November 30th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
TBD   Girls Varsity Basketball Scrimmage vs. MPLS SW at Minneapolis Southwest  
 

9:00 a.m.

10:30 a.m. / 12:15 /

1:15 p.m.

Boys JV / Varsity Basketball Scrimmage vs. Roseville and Bloomington Kennedy  

at Roseville High School

 
2:30 / 5:00 p.m. 12:00 / 7:00 p.m. Boys JV / Varsity Hockey vs. Amery at Amery Ice Arena  
SUNDAY