Why do we need Trees?

There are many trees in the world and they provide us with lots and lots but why we need trees? Here are a few reasons why do we need trees and why they are good to have around:-

  1. We as humans cannot survive without trees and other plants because we breathe in oxygen and breathe out carbon dioxide.  Trees do the opposite.  Plants change carbon dioxide back to oxygen to enable us to live.
  2. Trees provide us with lots of different types of foods such as Apples, Oranges, Lemon, Limes, Avocado’s, Peaches, Pears, Plums, Grapefruit, Cherries, Coconuts just to name a few. 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.
  3. Trees provide shade for children to sit under and protect them from the UV rays. Shade cools us down and also helps protect animals and gives them a nice place to lie down.
  4. 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.
  5. Trees clean our soil by absorbing dangerous chemicals. The trees can either store the chemicals or change them to be less harmful.
  6. Trees can control noise pollution just as well as a stone wall can from cars on freeways and planes at airports.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.


The cycle between humans and trees
Cows getting some shade from this tree
We can pick apples from a apple tree

The information found on this page was professionally written by Stephen Williams (AQF5 Arborist) also known as our character Stephen The Tree Surgeon.

Learn More about Trees and Animals!

Trees and animals provide for each other. Trees provide food, shelter and a home for animals. Have you seen a birds nest in a tree or animals living in hollows? The animals spread the seeds from the trees and drop them to the ground. New trees start to grow.