Topic: The Benefits of Trees
Thesis statement: The benefits of trees can be grouped into social, communal, and environmental categories. Most trees in our communities are planted to provide beauty or shade. These are two excellent reasons for their use. Trees serve many other purposes or functions which should be considered when selecting trees for landscaping. The benefits of trees can be grouped into social, communal, and environmental categories. We like trees around us because they make life more pleasant. Most of us respond to the presence of trees beyond simply observing their beauty. We feel serene, peaceful, and restful in a cluster of trees. We feel at home. Community residents resist removing trees to widen streets because of the strong ties between people and trees. Heroic efforts of individuals in my community have being made to save large and historic trees, especially fruit trees such as East Indian mangoes. The stature, strength and endurance of these trees give them an outstanding quality. Trees have potential for long life, so they are frequently planted as living memorials. We often become attached to trees that we or our loved ones have planted. Trees may be planted as private property, but there size often makes them part of the community. Trees often occupy considerable space; therefore they can serve other persons in the neighbourhood. Proper selection and maintenance of trees can enhance their function on a property without imposing on the rights and privileges of our neighbours. City trees often serve architectural functions. They provide privacy and screen out objectionable views. They reduce glare and reflection. They provide background to soften, complement, or enhance architecture. In the environment that we live trees moderate climate, improve air quality, conserve water, prevent soil erosion, and provide a habitat for wildlife. Climate control is obtained by moderating the effects of sun, wind, and rain. Rays from the sun are...
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