Imagine yourself sitting under the shade of a green tree in a hot sweating summer or dozens of trees on grass covered land, a cool feeling, isn’t it?
Tree s are a beautiful part of our lives. From striking individual trees that are of historic significance or are simply large and majestic, to a grove of trees in a city park, trees enrich our lives by simply being there.
They are very important for our environment. They clean our water and air, from low level ozone in our cities to pesticide and fertiziler runoff from our farms, trees absorb harmful pollutants. Urban “heat islands” are directly related to massive tree-cutting for development. Tree planting and community based forestry can add significantly to a local community’s sustainable economy while restoring the environment.
Trees save energy and money. Just three trees trategically planted around your home can cut your air conditioning bill in half. In a city, treescan slow stormwater runoff and reduce the need for storm sewers. Tree shade also help cool municipal buildings, lowering electricity bills.
Trees protect soil and provide habitat for species of many kinds — including endangered species. Trees provide clean water and natural flood control. Forests act as natural reservoirs, and they protect watersheds, providing clean water for cities, bays and rivers.
In short, trees are not just a key to the natural ecosystem — trees are an essential part of community life.