FUNCTIONS OF TREES

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FUNCTIONS OF TREES

ECOLOGICAL FUNCTIONS

  • Trees are the source of life
  • Trees act as an air purifier
  • Trees are synonymous with biological diversity
  • Trees help prevent soil erosion
  • Trees improve water quality
  • Trees regulate extremes in temperature
  • Trees protect against the heat
  • Trees protect against the rain
  • Trees improve arid and disturbed sites
  • Trees act as a windscreen
  • Trees attract wildlife
  • Trees reduce noise

SOCIAL / CULTURAL FUNCTIONS

  • Medicinal trees benefit our health

  • Trees help to keep us safe

  • Trees are an architectural element

  • Trees act as a screen

  • Trees have psychological effects

  • Trees improve the quality of your life

  • Trees serve as  decorative elements

  • Trees foster recreation

  • Trees help with environmental education

  • Trees lie at the root of our history and customs

 

 

ECONOMIC FUNCTIONS

  • Trees contribute to technological innovation

  • Trees drive economics (wood industry)

  • Trees are used to produce works of art

  • Trees produce fruits and nuts

  • Trees are appealing to tourists

  • Trees are a source of energy (biomass, firewood)

  • Trees produce sugar and mushrooms

  • Trees add monetary value to a property

  • Trees absorb carbon