How Trees Help Our Environment and Us?
July 11, 2021
By Rusham Goyal
Trees are the backbone of our ecosystem. Everyone knows trees remove carbon dioxide from the air, but they also remove other harmful gasses and particles such as dust, smoke, carbon monoxide, and ozone. Trees stabilize soil with their roots, preventing dust storms and soil erosion. According to the World Wide Fund for Nature, over 80% of Earth’s animals depend on trees for habitation. Fungi depend on trees for food in the form of sugar, and many plants live on trees as well.
Trees are vital to humans and our economy. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, trees provide jobs for 1.6 billion people-over 25% of the world’s population. Trees improve mental health by relaxing people and reducing stress. Interesting fact? Trees also reduce crime, according to the National Wildlife Federation.