Man and forest live in a close relationship. The forest fulfils most of the man’s needs. He collects resin, cane, timber, food, and fruits from forests. The fallen branch gives him firewood. Forest is also an important part of the man’s environment. Trees purify the polluted air. And trees supply oxygen for men to breathe. Trees absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen to our atmosphere. But men have been unkind towards the forest for a few years. The forest cover on earth is fast vanishing.
There are many reasons for a man to destroy the forests. Today the population of the world is fast increasing. So the man needs more and more space to build houses. Man is compelled to clear forest When the population goes up men need more food. So the men have to clear the forest for farms. For the increasing number of men, more job opportunities have been created. For that government of the world have to build factories and other development projects.
Man is also very greedy about money. He is cutting down lots of trees for earning money. So if we go on cutting down trees like this, we will have to breathe polluted air. Because there won’t be enough trees to purify the air. We won’t be able to have our food and fruits from the forest. The water cycle will be affected. Then won’t be rain. We will have to face droughts. The farmers will not have water to farm. Then the food supply of the world will be affected. We will have to die of starvation.
So, now it’s high time to take steps to conserve forests. People must be made aware of the value and uses of the forests. More and more tree planting campaigns should be launched. The government of the world should enforce severe laws against wrongdoers. Vast areas of forest lands should be declared nature reserves. Scientists and engineers should be encouraged to find substitutes for wood. Most of all the school children who will be the future man should be taught about the value of the trees and forest land.