Have you ever imagined what the world would be like without trees? The benefits of trees extend beyond their beauty. Trees planted today will offer social, environmental, and economic benefits for years to come.
1. Tree reduces Greenhouse Effect
As trees grow, they help stop climate change by removing carbon dioxide from the air, storing carbon in the trees and soil, and releasing oxygen into the atmosphere. Trees provide many benefits to us, every day.
2. Tree provides oxygen
Trees release oxygen when they use energy from sunlight to make glucose from carbon dioxide and water. Like all plants, trees also use oxygen when they split glucose back down to release energy to power their metabolisms.
3. Tree cleans the air
Trees absorb odors and pollutant gases (nitrogen oxides, ammonia, sulfur dioxide and ozone) and filter particulates out of the air by trapping them on their leaves and bark.
4. Tree provides shade
Trees and Vegetation Resources. Trees and vegetation lower surface and air temperatures by providing shade and through evapotranspiration. Shaded surfaces, for example, may be 11–25°C cooler than the peak temperatures of unshaded materials.
5. Tree cools the air
Trees also cool the air by a process known as 'transpiration cooling'. As trees release water into the atmosphere from their leaves via transpiration, the surrounding air is cooled as water goes from liquid to a vapor.
6. Tree prevent’s water pollution
Trees are increasingly recognized for their importance in managing runoff. Their leaf canopies help reduce erosion caused by falling rain. They also provide surface area where rain water lands and evaporates. Roots take up water and help create conditions in the soil that promote infiltration.
7. Tree prevent’s soil erosion
Trees reduce the effect of erosive forces using their root systems and foliage. Tree roots begin as thick stems that branch into fine filaments to create a network of flexible tendrils that help stabilize the soil around the tree and hold it in place.
8. Tree provides protection from UV rays
Tree shade reduces UV-B exposure by about 50 percent. Trees provide the most coverage from UV rays during the middle of the day.
9. Tree provides food
The all-India average yield of mangoes in traditional plantations is 2.5-3 tonnes per acre per year. In the case of ultrahigh-density plantations, this average increases to 9 to 10 acres per acre per year.
10. Tree provides medicines
Tulsi,pudina, curry leaves and aloe-vera plants are known for their medicinal uses but the country also houses big trees that hold special significance in Ayurveda of India. The list of famous medicinal trees in India also includes bahera tree, Albizia lebbeck, Maulsari, Indian Mahogany and Eucalyptus.
11. Tree generates economy
There exist multiple trees that are profitable for India, trees like Bamboo(which utilize for cooking and more in constructions for durability and strength). Nilgiri is also known as Eucalyptus(commonly used in medicine). & also Cotton, Sagwan, Banana, Mango, Coconut, etc.
12. Tree creates community
Whether as houses for children or creative and spiritual inspiration for adults, trees have provided the space for human retreat throughout the ages.
13. Tree adds identity
Tree as a landmark can give a unique identity to the neighbourhood.
14. Tree provides habitats for wildlife
Trees provide shelter and food for a variety of birds and small animals, such as squirrels and beavers. Enhancing growth diversity, trees create an environment that allows the growth of plants that otherwise would not be there. Flowers, fruits, leaves, buds and woody parts of trees are used by many different species.
15. Tree provides wood
In suburban and rural areas, trees can be selectively harvested for fuel and craft wood. It is used for making cheap furniture, railway carriages, railway sleepers, packing boxes, and structural work.
16. Tree increases property value
In short, the proximity of healthy, beautiful trees directly affects property value. Good tree cover increased property prices by about 7 percent in residential areas and 18 percent for building lots.