Why hemp is better than trees?
Why hemp is better than trees?
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Well, basically, hemp is a weed. It grows without much water and no pesticides. Hemp produces more pulp per hectare than trees do. Hemp is even good for the soil as it returns nutrients and sequesters carbon dioxide. Trees take a long time to grow and their disappearance is bad for the environment. So, overall, using hemp is better for the environment. Leave the trees alone!
The benefits of hemp and the benefits of trees are different; but decided on whether one is better than the other depends on your perspective. Do you mean better for the environment, the harvesters, or the end-users?
Hemp grows quicker than trees; and hemp also pumps a boat load of nutrients back into the soil. Then again, our forests should be protected, and one could argue, they should not be harvested, but protected instead.
Hemp is just like any other plant; however, when reviewed against trees, hemp comes out better.
If you want to use hemp in place of wood, it works a lot better for holding nails in place. Hemp can be used in paper production too. Using hemp as an alternative product in these circumstances decreases the impact on the environment that deforestation has.
Another thing with hemp is that the space it takes to grow can be a lot less than the needs of trees. It is also known that hemp takes in a lot more CO2 than trees.
I wouldn’t necessarily argue that hemp is better than trees or vice versa. Hemp may be better over the long-term for the environment than trees are, which is why some people do believe that hemp is better than trees.
Better is a really strange word to use. I don’t think either is better. They are both plants and part of our beautiful natural world.
We all know that number of trees now is slowly diminishing because of modernization. It’s even hard to replace them since it will take time to grow. On the other hand, hemp exists where it has functions similar to trees, from supplements for medications, hempcrete for buildings to papers, and other necessities. There are also claims that 1 acre of hemp can produce oxygen equivalent to 25 acres of forest.
I love trees, and I love hemp; that said, I don’t want to say that one is better than the other, since they both have their various–and essential–uses.
But, in terms of commercial growth for industrial materials, hemp grows much more quickly. For growth suitable for industrial use (think paper, textiles, and so on), you’re looking at months for hemp, versus DECADES for trees to reach viability. Along with that, hemp can produce exponentially more per-acre over a long period… for paper production, hemp yield is anywhere between four and ten times that of trees. The composition of hemp is higher in cellulose, meaning more paper-making materials, as well as less chemical interference than required with trees. Hemp paper is longer-lasting and does not deteriorate in the same ways that tree-paper does. While hemp and trees are both renewable resources, the cultivation of hemp for a paper product does not pose the same threat to the environment as that posed by deforestation.