IMPORTANCE OF TREES
Trees are man’s oldest friends. They are with us since ages. We cannot do without them. They are useful for us in many ways. Everyone knows now that trees are valuable. Concern about environment has made us conscious about trees. But our forefathers also knew about the values of trees.
Trees provide people with food, fibers and medicine. Through history, people have used wood to make tools construct buildings and create work of art. Living tree are as valuable to human kinds as are the products because they help in conserving natural resource. Trees help conserve soil erosion and flood. They keep the wind from blowing away the top soil. Their roots prevent soil from being washed away the heavy rains. Tree roots prevent also help store water underground. Forests are the main factors of our environment’s water cycle.
Today’s atmosphere is highly polluted and there is a more need for oxygen. Trees keep air clean. They evaporated water they take from the earth with their roots. This evaporation increases humidity and causes rain. Many medicines, gums, oils, wood and dyes are taken from trees. They also give fruits. Trees really are very valuable. They also help in lessening air pollution and add to the beauty of environment.