Trees, with the small space that they take in our environment, play a very great role in the sustenance of that environment.
It is understandable if you do not know because you do not have mouths to explain their importance to you. You can read more about the roles of trees on Collected.Reviews.
Oxygen, our main source of energy, is gotten from trees. If you try to find an alternative energy provider, you will still end up in trees because we also get energy from food which we get from trees.
Read along to see the benefits of planting trees.
1. Trees provide food:
People need food to survive and all foods, organic or synthetic, are gotten from trees. We also get food from animals but even these animals depend on trees to feed to produce meat or milk.
2. Trees add value to properties:
Anyone would agree that the sight of green leaves brings beauty to any premises and roads with trees or plantations on both sides are very beautiful. The presence of trees on a property can increase the value of the property. Studies have even revealed that trees can cause an increment in the value of a property for as much as 20%. Other than creating beauty, trees can also enhance the condition of the soil and make it more fertile. Trees also prevent erosion in the event of a flood.
3. Trees help to build up soil:
Trees are essentially one key factor when it comes to agriculture. The presence of trees on a property will decrease the risk of erosion in the event of a flood or heavy wind. Also, trees make the soil more fertile and provide moisture for the soil. Dead leaves that fall from trees decay on the floor and turn into organic manure for the soil. The decay and conversion into manure will require microorganisms which are also helpful to the soil.
4. Trees help to prevent erosion:
This has been mentioned a few times but here is the real deal. Erosions are of two types – Wind and Water. When either wind or water moves over a piece of land with a great force, it sweeps the upper part of the land (the topsoil) which is important for a lot of things. However, trees help to reduce the force of the water or wind making it harder to peel off the topsoil.
5. Trees prevent climate change:
The world is at risk of being exposed to direct light from the sun which will evaporate everything in it in a matter of seconds and unfortunately for the world, the people that will be evaporated are the ones contributing to the evaporation. It seems acceptable because people do this in a bid to earn a living however, it is slowly making the world hotter resulting in climate change. Trees absorb this carbon dioxide which risks the world and uses it for respiration. This, in no little way, helps in the prevention of climate change.
Plant a tree today and reap from it tomorrow. You might not reap from it but you will be assured that a lot of people will reap from it.