Why Is Tree Plantation Importance?
The trees around us are extremely important and have always been necessary for improving the human condition both during a tree’s life and after a tree’s harvest. It would not be stretching things if one were to say that without trees, we humans would not be able to exist on this beautiful planet.
As we know without oxygen we cannot live for a moment even. Without oxygen, the animal world will die away. Trees make the oxygen and spread it in the air. While inhaling air we take the oxygen with it into our bodies and live in life. We could not exist as we do if there were no trees.
A mature, leafy tree produces as much oxygen during a season as 10 people inhale in a whole year. What many people don’t realize is that the forest also acts as a giant filter that cleans the air we breathe.
Trees clean the soil-
Trees can either store harmful pollutants or actually change the pollutant into less harmful forms. Trees filter sewage and farm chemicals, reduce the effects of animal wastes, clean roadside spills, and clean water runoff into streams.
Trees can hold vast amounts of water, that would otherwise stream down hills and surge along rivers into towns. That’s why trees are such an important part of storm water management for many cities.
Trees control noise pollution-
Trees muffle urban noise almost as effectively as stone walls. Trees, planted at strategic points in neighborhoods or around your house, can abate major noises from freeways and airports.
Trees also slow storm water runoff –
Flash-flooding can be dramatically reduced by a forest or by planting trees. One Colorado blue spruce, either planted or growing wild, can intercept more than 1000 gallons of water annually when fully grown. Underground water-holding aquifers are recharged with this slowing down of water runoff.
Trees are also helpfull for Mental health –
Feeling down? Take a walk in the woods. Several studies have found that access to Nature yields better cognitive functioning, more self-discipline, and greater overall mental health. It is also found that hospital patients who can see trees out of their windows are hospitalized for fewer days than their counterparts.
Trees are carbon sinks –
To produce its food, a tree absorbs and locks away carbon dioxide in the wood, roots and leaves. Carbon dioxide is a global warming suspect. A forest is a carbon storage area or “sink” that can lock up as much carbon as it produces. This locking-up process “stores” carbon as wood and not as an available “greenhouse”.
Trees clean the air –
Trees help cleanse the air by intercepting airborne particles, reducing heat, and absorbing such pollutants as carbon monoxide, sulphur dioxide, and nitrogen dioxide. Trees remove this air pollution by lowering air temperature through respiration and by retaining particulates.
Trees give shade and cool –
Shade resulting in cooling what a tree is best known for. The shade from trees reduces the need for air-conditioning during the summer. In the winter, trees break the force of winter winds, lowering heating costs.
Trees act as windbreaks –
During windy, cold seasons, trees located on the windward side act as windbreaks. A windbreak can lower home heating bills by up to 30% and have a significant effect on reducing snow drifts. A reduction in wind can also reduce the drying effect on soil and vegetation behind the windbreak.
Trees fight soil erosion –
Erosion control has always started with tree and grass planting projects. Tree roots bind the soil and their leaves break the force of wind and rain on soil. Trees fight soil erosion, conserve rainwater, and reduce water runoff and sediment deposit after storms.
Trees increase property value –
Finally, trees make financial sense too. Real estate values increase when trees beautify a property or neighborhood. Believe it or not, trees can increase the property value of your home by 15% or more.
Trees contribute to their environment by providing oxygen, improving air quality, climate amelioration, conserving water, preserving soil, and supporting wildlife. During the process of photosynthesis, trees take in carbon dioxide and produce the oxygen we breathe.
At a time when certain elements in society are damaging public property, the devotees of the Sant Nirankari Mission carried out a cleanliness and tree plantation drive throughout the country.
Sant Nirankari Mission has always been to improve the man’s quality of life through spiritual enlightenment or God-knowledge. It has, however, been conscious of its responsibility towards social welfare, like other citizens of the country. Apart from various other activities, the Mission started organizing Tree Plantation Drives along with cleanliness throughout the country from 2003 as a part of Baba Hardev Singh Ji’s Birthday Celebration on February 23, every year.
Sant Nirankari Charitable Foundation contributed in Tree Plantation to re-embark Mother Nature journey to its true and beautiful form.
To make this earth Clean and Green, Tree Plantation is necessary, only then the coming generations will be able to enjoy the beauty of this nature and make this world pollution free. Nirankari Baba Hardev Singh Ji too quoted that pollution whether inside or outside is harmful. So, it must be removed from the mind as well as the environment.
Taking a step further, under the guidance of Her Holiness Satguru Mata Savinder Hardev Ji Maharaj, Nirankari Devotees participate in cleanliness drive and trees plantation.
Because ‘PLANT A BREATH OF FRESH AIR, FOR EVERYONE.
IT’S COOL TO PLANT A TREE LITERALLY’.