Trees are mankind lifeline. If they are destroyed, there is no way that human beings can survive. From the oxygen that we breathe in, the food that we eat, to the clothes we wear, we owe it all to the trees. Not only this, trees act as purifiers of air and receptacles of our waste products. Trees have great economic value too. We get fuel, fodder, timber, medicines and numerous other valuable products from the trees. It is, therefore, not surprising that trees were given great importance in our culture, our tradition, our mythology and legends.. The survival of entire wild life depends upon the health and wellbeing of our trees and specially our forests.
Forests are precious national resource whim not only play significant role in national condor but help in pollution control and maintaining logical balance. These offer a number of direct indirect advantages. India is quite rich in forest wealth. About one-fifth of its land is under forests. - Our forests are mostly in the hilly area or over the plateau. The plains and the large areas in valleys are under cultivation. The area under the forests in India is not sufficient. About one-third area of the land surface should be under the forests to keep up the ecological balance. We should avoid deforestation and grow more trees to keep up the balance. Our forests can be divided into five types. Evergreen Tropical forests, Deciduous Forests, Thorny Forests or Desert Forests, Coniferous Forests and Mangrove Forests Importance of Forests
Forests are very useful in the life of man. They help us in many ways. Forests are the moderators of climate. These have effective role in controlling humidity and temperature and precipitation They provide us shade and keep the place cool. Without forests most of the areas would have been deserts. Forests purify the air. The trees break up carbon dioxide into carbon and oxygen in the presence of sun light. They consume carbon as their...