What are the Benefits of Trees?

What are the Benefits of Trees?

Trees provide us with lots and lots. So why do we need them and what are the benefits of trees in our lives? Animals need trees as well. The environment of which an animal lives is called a Habitat. Habitats provide a home, food and safety. Everyone needs a home, food and shelter. Here are some reasons on why we need trees and what are the benefits of trees for us:-


We as humans cannot survive without trees or other plants because we breathe in oxygen and breathe out carbon dioxide.  Trees do the opposite. They take in carbon dioxide and release oxygen.


Trees provide us with lots and lots of foods.  Apples, Oranges, Lemon, Limes, Avocado’s, Peaches, Pears, Plums, Grapefruit, Cherries and Coconuts just to name a few grow on trees.  Not all fruits comes from trees though.  Some grow on vines likes Grapes and strawberries and some grow on the ground like watermelons and rock melons.


Trees provide us with shade so we can sit under their branches and protect us from the sun UV rays.  Shade also cools us down and helps to protect animals. It also provides animals with a lovely place to lie down.

The shade also helps preserve water by not having direct sunlight onto our lawns and gardens and then our soil doesn’t need as much water.


Did you know that we can recycle 100% of a tree. The mulch is used for our gardens, timber is used for paper and construction.   We can build many things using timber like houses, schools, fences and furniture.


Trees clean our soil by absorbing dangerous chemicals.  The trees can either store the chemicals or change them to be less harmful.

They also can can control noise pollution just as well as a stone wall can from cars on freeways and planes at airports.

Trees can clean the air by absorbing odours and gases (nitrogen oxides, ammonia, sulfur dioxide and ozone) and filter those particles out of the air by trapping them on their leaves and bark.

For more information regarding trees, click here to learn about an Arborist. Maybe one day you would like to be an Arborist and work with trees.

For children interested in reading about trees we have a series of books called Mr. Tree

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