Who in this world does not know the significance of trees. Trees are no less than GOD to us in any of the ways. A small seed becomes a big Tree, gives shed in summers, the leaves of the tree fall down to provide us more sunlight and the atmosphere becomes more warm.in the winters.They provide shelter to the Birds, Animals and Human Beings too. Flowers on trees are a joy to be seen. Their fruits satisfy our hunger. Many trees have medicinal values also.Trees are the largest and longest living things on earth and they live much longer than animals. Trees help in controlling temperature of the environment.
The trees are great donors,they keep giving their services whether in the form of fruits,flowers,medicines,herbs or shelter selflessly and we the gainers gain non ending things from them thanklessly and cut them for our greed of one or the other things.Trees are priceless… They never demand anything from us in return of their services, even then we don’t care.Trees work endlessly without a second’s break. They absorb the most harmful carbon dioxide gas and in return provide us the pure oxygen which is our life which indirectly helps in slowing down the global warming effect.Trees cool hot days and keep warm at nights.Deforestation is normal these days,thus creating many environmental problems such as it can lead to environmental imbalance,pollution,global warming,soil erosion etc.The forest cover of the whole world has drastically depleted over a period of time owing to the human needs and activities.
It is the time to save them for our own future otherwise one day will come when it will become very difficult in the treeless polluted disease causing country.
One acre of forest absorbs six tons of carbon dioxide and puts out four tons of oxygen. This is enough to meet the annual needs of 18 people.
-U.S. Department of Agriculture
One of the most contributing factor regarding loss of tress is the consumption and the demand of paper. Special kind of tree plantations are made for the production of paper which comprises of the special kind of trees required for the pulp and paper manufacturing in turn natural forests getting replaced by these special type of plantations leading to loss of the biodiversity.As paper and pulp is the largest industrial consumer of the forest resources,they can lead to reduced water levels, required for fish and other aquatic flora and fauna along with alterations in the water temperature. These also lead to drastic climatic change. It takes just a second to waste a sheet of paper but decades for a tree to grow.
What can we do:
We can take an initial step to save the trees and make our earth green by
First of all,we must try to recycle the paper and must avoid the paper wastage.
Create awareness among people about importance of trees and the need for their conservation.
Avoid any human activity that may cause forest fires.
We must opt for the e-bills rather than the printed statements for our telephones, mobile phones, electricity and water bills etc.
Use Green Print.
Provide bio gas fuel to rural poors for cooking as to reduce the cutting of trees for fuel wood
Communication of all types should be preferably done through e-mails.
Reuse notepaper until it is used completely on both sides.
Make trips eco friendly.
The most important: PLANT MORE AND MORE TREES. Plant two against cutting of the one.
Our small steps can help us in saving the trees and the environment!!