Importance of Trees

Trees filter our air and keep it fresh by absorbing carbon dioxide and producing oxygen.

1.Tree roots stabilize the soil and prevent erosion.

2.Trees improve water quality by slowing and filtering rain water as well as protect aquifers and watersheds.

3.Trees are carbon sinks, accumulating carbon as they grow and acting as stable carbon stores upon maturity

4.Three-quarters of the world’s people rely on wood as their main source of energy.

5.Thousand of things are made from trees such as furniture, books, newspapers, houses, hockey sticks, guitars, pencils, fences, milk cartons, even nail polish and toothpaste.

6.Trees lower air temperature and induce rainfall by evaporating water from their leaves.

7.Trees provide food, shade and shelter to humans and wildlife.

8.Trees offer protection from the downward fall of rain, sleet and hail as well as reduce storm run-off and the possibility of flooding.

9.Trees act as sound barriers to reduce noise pollution.

10.Trees play a major role in helping to conserve the intensity of the Earth’s magnetic field.