Planting trees in your neighborhood really is one of the best things you can do for the local environment and for the planet. Volunteers from the society joined for planting trees around the school building It’s no secret that trees help the environment, but you may be surprised by all the benefits that planting trees can provide. Besides producing oxygen and removing carbon dioxide and contaminants from the air, trees have many other social, economic, and environmental benefits. Trees shade buildings, streets, and homes. As you can see, it’s clear that trees are essential to our life on the planet. The great thing is that we as humans can play an active role in planting trees to help offset deforestation.