1. THE ADVANTAGES OF FORESTS
The axing down of the trees in an unprecedented ruthless manner has the end result as a change from a lush green land to a desert condition which can only partly be retrieved even after the investment of strenuous efforts.
Forests are one of the greatest blessings of nature. The beautiful earth would have been devoid of its charm in the absence of forests. It would have been bald, abominable and threatening.
Forests are of great advantage to humans, birds beasts, reptiles, and animals. They are primarily responsible for fore keeping the ecological balance intact the clean the atmosphere by absorbing harmful gases and keep a balance of oxygen with other gases. They make the air cool around them. This coolness makes the water vapour in the air heavier and causes clouds to rain down. The areas where there are no or few trees such as Sudan and Ethiopia, often go dry. They suck huge quantity of rainwater that in turn results in springing out of springs and wells. They prevent soil erosion and as a result, not only our hills and mountains and the top productive soil remain un-affected but floods are also prevented.
Forests provide us fuel and timber. They have been playing a tremendous and commendable role in our progress. They provide us with a bonanza of useful herbs and other medicinal plants. The leaves of some trees are used as fodder for animals. They provide us gums, and rubber, etc. Forests are the habitats of precious, useful beautiful and mighty wildlife. They provide shelter to pheasants, ferocious beasts and mammoth beautiful animals and birds.
Forests are a great blessing of Nature. They are really green gold. They must be conserved and preserved. We must shun the ruthless chopping down of forests.
2. THE ADVANTAGES OF FORESTS
Forests are one of the greatest blessings of nature. The beautiful earth would have been devoid of its charm in the absence of forests. Life on earth would have been dull and threatening. Forests are of great advantage to humans, birds, beasts, reptiles and other animals. They are primarily responsible for maintaining ecological balance intact. They clean the atmosphere by absorbing harmful gases and keep a balance of oxygen with other gases. They make the air cool around them. This coolness makes the water vapour in the air heavier and causes clouds to rain down. The areas where there are no or few trees such as Sudan and Ethiopia often go dry.
Trees suck huge quantity of rainwater that in turn results in springing out of springs and wells. They prevent soil erosion and as a result, not only our hills and mountains and the top productive soil remain unaffected but floods are also prevented.
Forests are a great wealth of nature. They are really green gold. They must be conserved and preserved. We must avoid the merciless cutting of forests.
3. Uses of Forests
Importance of Forests
Forests are the backbone of our lives. They sustain and support us in a number of ways. They are called natural resources. They provide us with many essential things.
Forests supply fresh oxygen. They absorb carbon dioxide. They also absorb rainwater and prevent severe floods. They help to cool the atmosphere and the rain clouds passing through them so causing rain. It is due to forests that we have snow in many parts of the world. This snow melts in summer and keeps the streams, brooks and rivers flowing when water is needed the most.
Forests supply us timber which is indispensable to modern man. It is used in the construction of houses in which we live, offices, buildings, railway sleepers, train compartments, vessels, boxes and other tools and implements without which we cannot do We get firewood from forests. People in rural areas cook their meals on firewood. The villagers also consume wood in the construction of huts. They also use it for making bullock-carts, ploughs and other agricultural tools.
We get paper from forests. Paper, as we know, is essential for education, administration and the press.
Forests provide shelter to wild animals and wild birds. Animals like the lion, the leopard, the bear, the elephant, the monkey, the fox, the wolf, the tiger etc. cannot live without forests. They get their food from the forests. This is the reason that due to deforestation, many animals like the tiger have become endangered.
Forests make the landscape attractive and beautiful. The scenery is simply charming. They have attracted poets, philosophers, thinkers, saints and hermits since the dawn of civilization. People go to forests to enjoy the beauties of nature.
Forests provide us medicines and herbs. There are different trees which supply us different things. There are rubber trees. Forests are full of meadows and pastures which provide fodder for our domestic animals like the cow, the goat, the horse and the buffalo.
To sum up we can say that we cannot live without forests. Let us always remember the golden words of a famous Kashmiri saint about forests. He says, “Food is subservient to forests”. It is our primary duty to preserve our forests if we want to live happily.
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