Without trees, no life would exist on earth. Trees help us to stay healthy. There are more than 100,000 species of trees in the world. People are cutting down trees for urban development. These activities must be reduced, and we should start planting more trees. Here are some of the reasons why.
As the number of cars is increasing on the road, the level of pollution is increasing. Toxic greenhouse gases are released into the environment which affects our health. Trees take in those harmful carbon dioxide gasses and give us fresh oxygen.
Besides producing oxygen and removing carbon dioxide, trees act as air purifiers. They absorb pollutants such as nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, ozone, etc.
Trees play an important part in cleaning water. The tree’s branches and leaves slow down the rainfall, allowing fresh water to saturate the soil. When the water runs through the landscapes, it picks up pesticides, fertilizers, and other chemicals. The trees root system underground filters these pollutants and so the water that gets into the river, streams, and lakes are clean.
Floods cause a lot of damage. Heavy rains and tropical storms cause flood. Trees can soak up water. One large tree can take in 100 gallons of groundwater every day. So, planting more trees can protect you from the devastating effects of the flood.
Trees promote good physical and mental health. It can relax our body and mind and make our life less stressful. Trees provide a soothing environment to live in. So, we must plant trees wherever possible.