|Trees: The Ultimate Environmentalists|
By David Krantz
15 Shvat, 5771 — Trees just might be the ultimate environmentalists. They provide shelter and food for animals large and small. They nourish the soil with their fallen leaves, and protect it with their strong roots. And trees not only pump oxygen into the atmosphere, allowing every animal on the surface of the planet to breathe, they also filter out greenhouse gases, including carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide, as well as precursors to acid rain, such as sulfur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide. How many other environmentalists can claim that?
David Krantz is the president and chairperson of the Green Zionist Alliance.
Israeli Nature Poll
"When you hid from Nature, you hid from yourself."
- A.D. Gordon
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