The intrinsic value of trees and vegetation is something we all take for granted.
For imagine a street scape void of trees and plants. The neighbourhood in which you live in would be very different place.
- Trees and shrubs soften the harsh lines of constructions.
- Their varied shapes and forms provide splashes of colour that we love to gaze upon.
- Birds and other critters would disappear. Loosing their nesting sites or homes.
- We would no longer be serenaded by birds songs, greeting us throughout the day.
- The shade and protection that they provide would be lost, along with the stabilisation of soils that their roots provide.
- Imagine a life without flowers, their blooms no longer brightening up a garden or filling a room with joy.
- Spring time would never be the same, the sweet smell of nectar in the air would vanish. The promise of new life gone forever.
- The Orange glow of Autumn, lost.
Now imagine what it must be like for the hundreds of birds, animals and insects that are displaced or even worse killed due to the destruction of forests in the wild.
Deforestation is the clearing of Earth’s forests on a massive scale, often resulting in damage to the quality of the land. Forests are cut down for many reasons, but most of them are related to money or to people’s need to provide for their families.
The biggest driver of deforestation is agriculture. Logging operations, which provide the world’s wood and paper products, also cut countless trees each year. Forests are also cut as a result of growing urban sprawl.
No matter what the reason for deforestation it has a real flow on effect on the livelihood of nature, eco systems and a life that we value today.
The end result is devastating:
No Shelter, No Food, No Life
Beauty, colours, lost in time. Even worse – Extinction!
Our ever increasing population is taking a toll on our natural world and it is up to us to make a stand, to ensure enough wild places are left in tact.
Reserves, national parks, set aside to enjoy. Life to flourish and live harmoniously without destruction.
We need to protect our beautiful and diverse environment along with the many curious, delightful and magnificent creatures that live within it.
What you can do to help nature along:
- Plant native plants in your garden, to attract the locals.
- Support projects that set land aside to protect habitats.
- Get involved in your local National Park or Reserve.
- Think wisely when using paper products.
- Get outdoors and start to appreciate the beauty that surrounds us every day.