Trees provide us the oxygen we need to live. Without this oxygen, the Earth could not sustain animal life.
We take in this oxygen, use it for respiration, and then breathe out carbon dioxide. This carbon dioxide is then taken up by plants and used to make oxygen once again. In this way, trees help maintain the balance of our environment.
Trees give us shelter. Not only do they give us shade from the sun, forests can protect us from natural calamities like cyclones and floods.
Books taught me that the widespread cutting of trees – known as deforestation – actively contributes to natural disasters and directly puts human lives at risk.
Our lives depend on the existence of trees. Therefore, we must make sure that no harm comes to them. And, I believe, it is our duty to plant more trees and take care of them so that we can protect ourselves, the environment in which we live, and the climate that sustains us all.
Reporter’s age: 15 | Dhaka