How We Use and Misuse Trees

Trees are helpful but we sometimes overuse them.

How do we use trees?

We use trees in many good ways. For instance, it is home to many creatures and provides a good habitat. Trees also help clean water and air. The way the trees do it is the roots hold the soil in place to prevent erosion and most of all, giving oxygen to humans so we are all alive. They also give us resources. Fruit, nuts and rubber are all examples.

How do we misuse trees?

Deforestation. Many trees have been cut down for roads and homes. So it's clear that many rain forests are lost.
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Some wise tips of using trees

Try to keep trees alive.


One large tree can provide a day's supply of oxygen for up to four people.

Over 5000 products are made from the trees.

One large tree can lift up to 100 gallons of water out of the ground and discharge it into the air in a day.

How you can help

You can help by not chopping down trees and use tree resources carefully.