WHAT DO TREES PROVIDE FOR US?

WHAT DO TREES PROVIDE FOR US?

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In our daily lives, we so easily fail to acknowledge the wonders that trees perform for our world on an everyday basis. Here are some of the benefits provided by our majestic, earthly friends.

 

  • Trees clean the air.

  • Trees combat climate change.

  • They provide us with oxygen.

  • When inhabiting urban areas, trees cool the streets and generally keep temperatures down.

  • They provide atmospheric moisture and therefore save water by keeping surrounding gardens hydrated.

  • They help prevent water pollution by breaking rainfall and filtering the runoff through their trunks.

  • They provide food in varying forms.

  • Their roots help to hold together and nourish the land, and prevent soil erosion.

  • Trees provide wellbeing benefits and bring down stress levels.

  • Trees offer habitats for wildlife, and keep our delicate ecosystems in balance.

     

Next time you are walking in nature, or even drive by a favourite tree - take a moment to stop and be present. Breathe in the air from the tree, acknowledge how long this tree has stood in this place and provided for us, and thank this tree - in your own way - for its contribution to your life and our greater world.

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