Trees have played an essential role in building up humankind and the development of human civilization over the Earth. They have been serving human needs since the time immemorial. Trees provide us grains, herbs, fruits, flowers, fuels, and wood to build houses. One of the prominent contributions of trees is that it provides oxygen to humankind to breathe in. It helps in cleaning the air, prevent pollution, manage water runoff, and prevent soil erosion and help in balancing the environment.
There was a time when humans used to wear clothes made of the bark of trees, eats fruit and flowers. Eventually, they learn to make weapons from wooden branches and started hunting for their food. Hence, trees are worshiped in India and cutting if trees are considered ill. But today, due to industrialization and urbanization, trees are rapidly cut. We believe it as our growth in society, but the reality is something opposite to what we assume. Today, cities are becoming a concrete jungle surrounded by sky-touching architectures and factories. Due to deforestation, the probability of land degradation, and drastic climatic changes, some animal species have come to an end.
Importance of Plantation
Trees have an essential role in preserving humankind. The plantation is still considered humanitarian work. Tulsi plants, Peepal trees, Banana, and Banyan trees have ever been prayed in India. Scientists have also proved the importance of trees in our life.
Let us describe some points where plantation has served humans.
The Earth is green when seen from space. Plants are responsible for a pleasant atmosphere. It has always been a pleasure to live in a place surrounded by trees and plants. It gives shade.
Trees are the natural habitats for my animals and birds like Monkeys, squirrels, snakes, birds, etc. It provides pleasant shade to passengers as they can rest in cold shadow and enjoy nature.
Humans and animals are dependent on plants for their food. Based on eating habits, humans and animals are broadly categorized in Carnivores and Herbivores. Both of these are dependent on plants for the fruits and leaves on the trees—the sages who leave in forest solely dependent on plants fruits to satiate their hunger and other necessities. But as civilization grew, people started chopping down trees and making homes and furniture from their woods. People started cleaning the forest as lands were required to establish industries of various products. For example, millions of trees cut down for the paper industries as the trees are the main component of the paper industry. Due to this, Greenery of the Earth deceased people is also experiencing a lack of fruits.
Trees release oxygen and absorb harmful carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. We inhale this oxygen. Oxygen, which is provided by trees is free of cost. It also helps in cleaning the air.
It is wise to plant more and more trees. Trees attract clouds and help it to rain. Heavy rainfall is experienced in the areas with an abundance of greeneries. It helps in cleaning the atmosphere. Trees also prevent soil erosion by holding the soil. Therefore, we must plant more trees to make our atmosphere dust free and pollution-free.
Trees play a prominent role in balancing the environment. Today, the side effects of chopping down trees are seen almost everywhere. So plantation must be done. Schools should launch the program to plant a tree with the help of students. They must be encouraged and taught the importance of trees in balancing the environment.
Benefits of Trees
There are several other benefits of trees.
- Trees make air pollution-free.
- Trees provide us oxygen.
- Trees help in the cycling of seasons.
- Trees hold the soil tightly and prevent soil erosion.
- Trees provide us fruits, shelter, and woods
- Trees save us from the heavy rain, and scorching heat
- Trees help the Ayurved too as many medicines are made through leaves and bark of different trees.
- Trees and plants provide natural fragrances in the form of flowers and make the environment romantic and lovable.
- Trees also provide natural oils and rose water and also other spices which are used in cooking food.
These are the fewer advantages of the plantation of trees. There are many more advantages of the plantation. Trees observe harmful rays the Sun and provide us pleasant weather throughout the year and make our life comfortable with its gifts. The trees start the food chain in civilization as they are the first food provider.
The Earth is a livable place due to the presence of trees and plants over it. But today humans, due to their greediness, are cutting down the trees. They are not giving it a second thought. Nor they replant other trees for the betterment of the environment. They must be a strong message to everyone to plant a tree once every month. If one tree is chopped down, another must be planted. Schools and students should take an active part in the plantation of trees. There must be an awareness campaign launched through the government over the importance of farm and harmful results of cutting it down. If we want to live long, our planet has to longer, and trees are their only source to live. So for our better future and more extended existence over the Earth, we must plant the tree and understand the importance of plantation.