#10 Way to Hurt Trees: Pollution, Dumping, Littering
Can you imagine trying to live while drinking oil-y water?
Can you imagine having old soda cans and worse thrown at your feet?
Glass. Plastic. Even some paper won’t decompose for centuries.
It's common sense. Obviously, don't do it.
And then go a step further. Pick up litter if you find it in the forest or even roadside… and dispose of it properly.
Further steps? Look around your community. Get involved with the local government as a citizen watchdog for pollution.
Praise for Tree Protectors!
If you do that, let us know. Take a photo of you holding the litter or doing some “watchdog” activity, and send it to ChiefTreeProtector @ TreeProtector.org. We’ll post your photo (no names unless you want it) as a Tree Protector!
Top 10 Ways to Hurt Trees and 4 Common Themes in Tree Decline and Death
Any one of these ways could eventually kill a tree. All of these ways are bad, and it’s hard to prioritize them into a “top 10” list.
This is a summary list. Each Way to Hurt Trees has its own related blog post.
Please click to go to each of the Top 10 Ways to Hurt Trees
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