What values do trees or forest offer other than lumber?

  • 80% of Earth’s land animals and plants live in forests
  • monitors climate change
  • prevents fertile land from erosion or becoming too arid
  • produces a carbohydrate compound called cellulose used to make clothes and paper (via photosynthesis)
  • supplies three-quarters of the Earth’s freshwater from its watersheds
  • manufactures precious oxygen back to the air to breathe
  • absorbs carbon dioxide thus helping to mitigate greenhouse gases produced by human activity
  • plays an important role in carbon sequestration, or the capture and storage of excess carbon dioxide including the soil

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Annemarie Berukoff

Annemarie Berukoff

Retired teacher — Big Picture Wisdom, activist, author 4 e-books: social media teens, eco-fiction ecology https://helpfulmindstreamforchanges.com