Trees are an inseparable part of our existence on earth. Afforestation means planting trees at a large scale in a planned way.
We should plant trees for many reasons. Trees are the most important and useful of all the elements of our environment. They provide us with various kinds of fruits and firewood. They give us timber for furniture, doors and windows, boats, electric poles, railway slippers etc. They give us shade and protect our houses from cyclone and storms. Most importantly, trees take in carbon dioxide and produce oxygen without which we cannot survival. Sufficient trees cause sufficient rainfall and prevent drought. Trees along the roadside and coastal areas prevent erosion and tidal bore. Various kinds of medicines are prepared from the leaves, roots and barks of herbal trees.
If trees are cut down at random, the balance of the environment will be hampered. The world’s temperature will increase and it will bring about different types of natural disasters. To make our life peaceful on earth, there is no alternative to afforestation.
Hence, afforestation must be taken as a project. The rainy season is the best time for planting trees. During this period, the government should provide saplings to general people at a lower price in order to make the afforestation project successful.
We should always bear in mind that the more we plant trees, the more our environment will be balanced and greener.