Today is Arbor Day and some of us who are passionate and concerned about our environment would know the relevance of this day.
Arbor, as defined in the dictionary could either mean a shady place or a trellis, referring to plants and tress. It could be surmised that the term “Arbor” originated from the Spanish words “Arbol” or in its plural form “Arboles” which means, tree or trees, respectively.
Myusefultips had previously blogged about Earth Day activities, and one of the things mentioned therein was tree planting. Plants and trees are absolutely important not only in the atmosphere but also in our lives. All of us throughout the world would want to grow more trees as it has been proven to be greatly useful and beneficial for our physical growth and the environs.
Since I would not be able to go out and join the various Arbor Day celebrations in the neighborhood, I would like to share the following to the young kids out there, some of the many awesome usages (functions and roles) of trees to our Mother Earth and mankind:
1.It keeps the air and surroundings clean. Did you know that trees can actually absorb up to 90 lbs of carbon dioxide per year?
2.It helps humans to breath clean air because it gives off oxygen
3.From the word itself, it provides us shady place especially in extreme weathers: the wood insulates us from cold and the shady trees comfort and protect us from the harmful UV rays of the sun in warmer days.
4.It beautifies our surroundings and neighborhood.
5.It provides humans livelihood and helps boost a country's economy. Excess trees that were lumbered (wood as the raw material) are being utilized in business for man's consumption. Some of it are used for building houses, making furniture and fixtures, etc., for our school supplies, like pencils and for those in the rural areas, the sturdy wood from quality trees are used for constructing bridges and for the poor, it is used as firewood. The rubber which can be taken out from the sap of a rubber tree are also being traded, for our consumption.
6.It prevents erosion, mud or landslides, global warming, thus protecting our place and people from destruction as a result of calamities and other fortuitous events.
7.It serves homes for and protects small animals, vegetable plants, shrubs and vines, and other smaller plants from wildlife damages.
8.It also gives us medicinal cures from certain diseases.
9.It helps us enjoy our recreation and picnic under the sun, and
10.Lastly, it gives us beautiful real christmas trees during Christmas time.
If you still have more benefits of trees in mind, feel free to leave your comment and it would be greatly appreciated.