Trees absorb carbon dioxide as they grow and the carbon that they store in their wood helps slow the rate of global warming. They reduce wind speeds and cool the air as they lose moisture and reflect heat upwards from their leaves. They also give us material to work with like paper for and sheets for products. We can also use the resources from the trees to make furniture and items that people have a likening to.

Forest landscape with sunbeams, mossy trees and stones

Trees are a vital part of our planet’s ecosystem. We all rely on trees and their products – oxygen, fruits, wood, water, medicines and soil nutrients to name a few. They not only give life, but they also improve livelihoods.

Trees can relieve stress also and trees provide you with different types of dyes. These can be used for clothing or furniture.

Trees can prevent flooding by sucking up the water and storing it in the tree and the roots this is were it absorbed. If your yard has poor drainage, you need water loving trees. Some trees near water or that grow in standing water will die. However, if you choose wisely, you can find trees that not only grow in wet, swampy area, but will thrive and may even help correct the poor drainage in that area.

Leaves intercept and hold small particles on their surfaces like dust, ash, pollen, and smoke and absorb gaseous air pollution. Ground-level ozone formation is reduced because air temperatures in tree-filled areas are cooler.