Jul 18, 2012
Trees protect the environment against soil erosion, siltation and flooding. Soil erosion causes us to lose valuable agricultural soil to our dams and the sea. Siltation is when soil ends up in our Rivers and dams. This has an impact on flow rate of the river making it more easy to flood as well as reduce the capacity of the dams. As water moves quicker over terrain devoid of vegetation rivers tend to flood easier and more severely. So planting trees reduces the flow and therefore the thread of flooding.
Score of animals live in trees and the habitat that they provide. A single tree is good, clumps are better and forest is king. I think we all understand this point.
Another advantage that the trees will give you is the absorption of pollutants and contaminants out of the air. This means a cleaner environment that will result in a health benefit.
The beauty of trees cannot be debated. Between buildings as well as on their own trees can improve the look of the world around us.
It is important to protect trees for our children