Trees are man’s oldest friends. They are with us for ages. We cannot do without them. They are useful for us in many ways. Everyone knows now that trees are valuable.

Concern about the environment has made us conscious of trees. But our forefathers also knew the value of trees. Trees provide people with food, fibres and medicines. Throughout history, people have used wood to make tools, construct buildings and create works of art.

Living trees are as valuable to humankind as are the products because they help in conserving natural resources. Trees help conserve soil erosion and flood. The roots prevent soil from being washed away by heavy rains.

Tree roots also help store water underground. Forests are the main factors of our environment water-cycle. Today’s atmosphere is highly polluted and there is more need for oxygen. Trees keep the air clean.

They evaporate water taken from the earth by roots. This evaporation increases humidity and causes rain. Many medicines, gums, oils, wood and dyes are made from trees.

They also give fruits. Trees really are very valuable. They also help in lessening air pollution and add to the beauty of the environment.

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