Trees are Our Best Friends

Mathew George
Monday, December 13, 2021

Someone said a very good thing that planting a tree means that we are planting a life. But actually, by planting a tree, we help to live many lives. Mother Earth gifted trees as a blessing to the environment. People think they are doing a favour by planting trees. But the main thing one must recall is that trees needn’t bother us, rather we need them. Planting trees are essential for our living.

Trees are unquestionably our closest companions. They are those best friends who consistently give us everything without anticipating anything consequently.But nowadays what we can see is that whenever we plant a tree, we upload a post on social media saying trees are our best friends. We use hashtags like go green or save a life. We must not forget that trees are the type of friends who give us everything they have got and expect nothing in return.

Tragically, we abuse their liberality by our covetousness, absent a lot of thought of the repercussions of our activities. Our dependence with trees is really uneven. We rely upon trees; they don’t rely upon us. Trees have become a vital part of our lives.Trees have acquired this world longer than people; nonetheless, people will, in general, overlook this reality. They neglect to perceive their noteworthiness and keep on abusing them interminably for transient advantages.

Like our all friends, trees help us in various ways. They give us the oxygen to live. They share their beautiful flowers, tasty fruits, helpful herbs with us. They also protect us from natural calamities like earthquake, thunderstorm, floods. They give us true eternal peace beneath their shade. Trees not only help us. They are the shelter of many little creatures. Birds make nests on bunches of trees. Without forests, a significant number of these creatures would stop to exist, which would upset the idea of a natural way of life.

In urban areas, most houses have fireplaces that act as alternative sources of heating for the house during the cold season. Furthermore, tanning lumber is exclusively used in industries. Mostly, the lumber used in industries is harvested from commercial or private farms.But here are some greedy people always want to have more and more technologies, and more money. Those people maltreatment liberality of trees by our voracity, absent a lot of thought of the repercussions of our activities.

Most of the times, we cut down trees and don’t even think to plant a new tree there. This disforestation disrupts the balance of the ecosystem and is the cause of climate change, desertification, soil erosion, fewer crops, flooding, increased greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, and a host of problems for indigenous people for present and future world. As we did those crimes towards the trees, now we need to artificial oxygen to survive on earth.

After the 1960s, people started to deforest many lands and areas to make factory, complex. In 1973 in the Indian State of Uttarakhand, some greedy people also came to cut down trees of a village. The villagers were dependent on those trees and forest. They love trees. They stopped the cutters by protecting the trees. They hugged the trees and kept a non-violent movement called “Chipko Movement”.

During time, a Gandhian activist, Sundarlal Bahuguna lead of that movement to the proper direction. This movement gave the inspiration to many eco-social groups, NGOs who were trying to stop rapid deforestation. This movement still gives us inspiration for loving trees. The problem is that trees are non-renewable. If we desire to keep this world sustainable and liveable for our future generations, then we need to plant trees more and more.
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