What Is The Importance Of Forests?


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Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Forest provides multiple benefits to environment, people, and animals. The list of benefits is as follows:

• Forest cool air temperature by release of water vapor into the air.
• At day time trees generate oxygen and store carbon dioxide, which helps to clean air.
• Forest attracts wild life and offer food and protection to them.
• Forests offer privacy, reduce light reflection, offer a sound barrier and help guide wind direction and speed.
• Trees offer artistic functions such as creating a background, framing a view, complementing architecture, and so on.
• Well managed forests supply higher quality water with less impurity than water from other resources.
• Some forests raise total water stream, but this is not true for all forests
• Forests help in controlling the level floods.
• Forest provides different kind of wood which are used for different purposes like making of furniture, paper, and pencils and so on.
• Forest help in giving the direction of wind and its speed.
• Forest helps in keeping environment healthy and beautiful.
• Forests also minimize noise pollution.
• Forest helps the scientist to invent new medicine as forest has different kind or plants and herb.
Shumaela Rana Profile
Shumaela Rana answered
Forest is a large area of land thickly covered with trees and bushes. Forests play very important role in building the economy of a country. They help to preserve agricultural land from the danger of erosion. Forests are the main source of timber for building and furniture as well as the firewood. Wood pulp is the primary source of raw material for paper industry. Forests also provide raw material for a number of other industries like sports goods and matches etc. Many kinds of pharmaceuticals, rayon and other useful materials like gums, resin, turpentine oil, are made from the raw material that can be found in forests. The trees also anchor the soil and prevent the winds from blowing the surface soil away. Rivers and streams receive water that flows down from very steep mountain rocks; forests on these slopes restrict the speed which would otherwise produce floods.

Forests keep the environment pleasant because they got moisture from earth through their roots and spread it in the air through their leaves. Decomposed leaves from humus which is the biggest source of soil fertility. Forests cause rainfall through the process of transpiration. Forests are the biggest source of oxygen which is essential for animals and plant life on the globe. Increasing green house effect is a growing menace for all sorts of life on the globe. Only forests can fight this danger in a very good manner.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
The most dangerous form of deforestation is the destruction of the rain
forests, especially the tropical rain forests clustered around the
equator. These are the most important sources of biological diversity on
earth and the most vulnerable ecosystems now suffering the effects of
our determined onslaught. Indeed, as many as half of all the living
species on earth--some experts actually claim more than 90 percent of
all living species--find their homes in tropical rain forests, and the
irretrievable loss of the living species dying along with them,
represent the single most serious damage to nature now occurring. While
some of the other injuries we are inflicting on the global ecological
system may heal over the course of hundreds or thousands of years, the
wholesale annihilation of so many living species in such a breathless
moment of geological time represents a deadly wound to the integrity of
the earth's painstakingly intricate web of life, a wound so nearly
permanent that scientists estimate that recuperation would take 100
million years. (Gore, 1993). Left: Soil erosion is an inevitable result
of deforestation.
If you're asking the importance of a forest, a
forest is important in many different ways. The leaves take in Carbon
Dioxide and let out Oxygen, which we breathe in. They
also provide a habitat for many types of different animals
and nesting places for animals which reproduce. They
provide food, medicinal herbs and many other requirements.
Forests cool air temperature by release of water vapor
into the air.
Hassan Raza Profile
Hassan Raza answered
Forest has been of great importance to mankind since prehistoric days. 60% of the earth once covered with forest. With the development of civilization, large areas have been cleared to make way for farms, mines, towns and roads. Today about 30% of earth is still forested.

The economic value of forests, supply many products like wood from trees as lumber, plywood and fuel wood or charcoal. Timber is used in furniture-making, building houses, ships and railway sleepers. Pulp and paper are made from the cellulose of trees. Processed wood products include cellophane, plastics, synthetic fibers like rayon and nylon. Latex from trees such as the rubber tree goes to make tyres, tunes and a wide range of rubber goods.

Other uses; fruits, nuts and spices are gathered from the forest. Many medicinal plants such as camphor, cinchona, coca (from which the drug cocaine is extracted) also come from the forests. Cork from the thick bark of the cork oak is stripped for making bottling cork.

Forests help to conserve soil by preventing rapid runoff of water after heavy rain and minimizing flooding. Trees take in carbon dioxide and release oxygen into air, which is a great benefit to mankind. Forests influence local and global climate.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered

forest are really important to us but we continue destroying it these are some of the importance of forest

. Supplies us our basic needs

.maintains ecological balances

.purifies air

.source of livelihood

.avoids floods and soil erosion

pratibha sharma Profile
pratibha sharma , OSHI, answered

*It give us medicine

*It is used for making rubber.

*It is used for making paper.

*It gives us food.

*It prevent soil erosion.

*it modify the climate and temperature.

*It is used for making furniture.

*It gives us wood.

*it is used for raw material.

*it is the habitant of wildlife.

*it reduce the global warming

*it conrol the flood

Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered

As you know, trees produce
live-giving oxygen. They swallow up carbon dioxide while helping to cool the
area around them. When deforestation occur, they release carbon dioxide into
the atmosphere. This increases the greenhouse effect which in turn creates
global warming. Besides, trees help in keeping environment healthy and beautiful.

Both above and below ground, trees
are essential to the eco-systems in which they reside. Far reaching roots hold
soil in place and fight erosion. Trees absorb and store rainwater which reduce
runoff and sediment deposit after storms. This helps the ground water supply
recharge, prevents the transport of chemicals into streams and prevents
flooding. Fallen leaves also make excellent compost that enriches soil.

The economic value of trees, supply
many products like wood from trees as lumber, fuel wood and charcoal. Variety
types of fruits, nuts, spices and medicine are also gathered from the trees. Forests
also minimize many pollution such as noise pollution and water pollution.

Many animals, including elephants, koalas and
giraffes eat leaves for nourishment. Flowers are eaten by monkeys, and nectar
is a favorite of birds, bats and many insects. Animals also eat much of the
same fruit that we enjoy. Of course, hundreds of living creatures call trees
their home. Leaf-covered branches keep many animals, such as birds and
squirrels, out of the reach of predators.

Nealious James Profile
Nealious James answered

Forests are essential and it’s just sad that people are now destroying too much
of it! They hold trees and as you might know, these produce oxygen that we
breathe! The also filter the air and you will hence notice that it always feels
fresher and cooler in wooden areas. They have so many other importance and
should be protected by eash of us!

Donald  Patrick Profile
Donald Patrick answered

Forests and biodiversity are key to all life forms. Climate control and atmosphere purification are key for human existence. Trees and soils help regulate atmospheric temperatures through a process called evapotranspiration. This helps to stabilize the climate.

Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
They stop soil from eroding and land flooding. They are a source of food and shelter. They help oxygenate the air. They are important for recreation and give employment. They make the soul feel good.

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