The Essential Value of Trees in the World

Essential Value of Trees

Trees have particular value in cities and urban environments.

Trees have been an important part of human existence ever since the beginning of our species. They have provided us with two of life’s most essential elements – food and oxygen – and over time have also given us shelter and medicine. The essential value of trees has continued to expand in our modern age. Here are some of the biggest reasons why trees are so valuable.

Social Value

Trees have become an important part of the community. Tree-lined parks and playgrounds give us an aesthetically pleasing place to congregate and engage in leisure and play. Trees are also utilized in urban environments to bring natural colors and habitats into what would otherwise be a concrete jungle. In addition, trees in urban environments deflect sunlight and reduce the heat-island effect caused by pavement and buildings in a city.

Environmental Value

Trees provide the oxygen we breathe every day to sustain life. According to the Department of Agriculture, an acre of forest puts out four tons of oxygen and takes in six tons of carbon dioxide, which supports the annual breathing needs of eighteen people. But this isn’t the only way trees provide value to our environment. They support wildlife, clean our air, preserve our climate, and conserve water as well.

Personal Value

Humans have been drawn to trees for their beauty and majesty since the beginning of time! Many communities have sprung up as a result of trees – for example, the Bodhi tree is a central symbol in Buddhism owing to the fact that the Buddha reportedly gained enlightenment while meditating under the shade of this tree. And look at the growth of preservation societies in recent years that are dedicated to saving certain trees that serve as symbols of local communities!

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