Nov 14, 2012
There is a reason why we read so many material on web and otherwise about not cutting tree. Most of us are too lazy to read thru it though. Here is “why you should not cut trees “in short version.
1.Trees emit oxygen and use carbon dioxide – we can’t live without oxygen and by using carbon dioxide, trees help rid of some CO2 harmful gases
2.Cutting trees down causes loss of animal habitat, which sometimes makes certain animals migrate to another area (not their natural habitat) and disrupts the ecosystem there (like the beetles in B.C.)
3.Trees are not renewable per say – yes, you can replant them, but it takes decades, even a hundred years for them to become full grown again
4.Many types of trees provide fruit/ edible leaves (even if it is not edible for humans, some animals eat it, ie. eucalyptus)
5.Most people who cut down trees using clear-cutting (all the trees in an area) not selective cutting (cutting only a few random trees in an area). Clear cutting is horrible and destroys habitats and disrupts ecosystems, plus it does not promote new tree growth