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Trees for Kids - Our Well Wisher

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Importance of Trees for Kids

Today we are going to talk about a thing that plays a very important role in our life. Yes, we are talking about trees. First, let's understand what a tree is. A tree is a tall and woody plant that can live for a very long time. It has a single stem or trunk and branches that support leaves.


Beneath the ground, a tree has a root system that acts as an anchor and stores the water and nutrients the plant needs to grow. A tree's three basic parts are its roots, trunk, and leaves. In this article, we are going to discuss facts about trees, things we get from trees and plants and, the uses of trees for kids.


Children Playing Around a Tree


Children Playing Around a Tree


Trees: Source for Happy  and Healthy Life

Trees are an important part of our world. They provide wood for construction and pulp for making paper. They provide a habitat (home) for all kinds of insects, birds and other animals. Many fruits and nuts come from trees – including apples, oranges, walnuts, pears and peaches. Even tree sap is useful as insect food and for making yummy maple syrup!


Trees also help keep our air clean and our ecosystems healthy. We breathe in oxygen and breathe out carbon dioxide. Trees breathe in carbon dioxide and breathe out oxygen. We are perfect partners!


Trees do a lot for us, our environment and other plants and animals in nature, but we don't just love trees for practical reasons. Trees can also be very beautiful – tall enough that they seem to touch the sky, and so big that you can't even hug them. 


Parts of  Tree

Like we humans have different body parts like hands, legs, head, etc. trees also have different parts. Let us check what they have. 

Roots:- Roots are those parts of a tree which grow under the ground. There are many roots in a single tree. Some are thick, some are thin. Roots absorb water and nutrients from the soil and give them when they need them.

Leaves:- Leaves are the green-coloured structures that are attached to the branches of the tree. Leaves prepare the food for plants so they are also called the food factories of the tree. Leaves can be of different shapes and structures in different trees.

Trunk:- Trunk is the part of the tree which provides shape and support to the tree. It helps the tree to stand upright. It also transports water and nutrients to the different parts of the tree.


Facts About Tree

  • Trees May Live For Hundreds of Years. The oldest tree ever discovered is around 5,000 years old, and the oldest tree from the United Kingdom is approximately 1,000 years old.

  • Trees are Classified into Two Types: deciduous and evergreen. For the year, deciduous trees lose all of their leaves. In cold areas, this occurs in the falling of leaves from the trees throughout the winter. 

  • Deciduous trees in hot and dry areas usually lose their leaves during the dry season. Evergreen trees never lose all of their leaves at once; they always have some greenery. They do lose leaves gradually with new ones coming in to replace the old, but a healthy evergreen tree is never fully leafless.


Things We Get From Trees And Plants  

Trees are so good to us. Like our parents give us many things in the same manner trees also give us many things. Food derived from various plant parts - Plants provide us with food such as fruits, vegetables, seeds, and flowers. We consume the roots of vegetables such as beets, carrots, and radishes.


We also consume the leaves of plants such as spinach, radish, lettuce, fenugreek, and others. They are high in vitamins and minerals. Sugar is made from the juice of sugar cane plants. Plants provide us with spices such as chillies, turmeric, and pepper. Spices improve the flavour of food.


Veggies


Veggies


Plants for Medicines - Some plants are used to manufacture medicines. These plants are known as medicinal herbs. Medicinal plants include neem, aloe vera, tulsi, turmeric, eucalyptus, etc.

Plant for Woods - We get lumber and firewood from trees that are used to construct furniture such as tables, chairs, windows, and doors.

Rubber, Gum, and Paper Derived from Plants - We obtain rubber from rubber plants. Rubber is used to manufacture tyres, erasers, and other items. Some plants also provide us with gum. 

Plant for Oil - Plants provides us with oil for cooking and soap production. Some plants' seeds are used to extract oil. Sunflower and mustard oils are used in cooking, whereas coconut oil, almond oil, and other oils are used in the hair.


Uses of Trees for Kids

Trees provide oxygen, absorb Carbon dioxide, and assist to control the climate. Trees purify the air and absorb carbon dioxide. Trees use photosynthesis to convert carbon dioxide into oxygen, which helps the earth become less polluted. Trees are a valuable resource for everyone. Trees give oxygen, food, shelter, and other benefits to all living beings. They are also a valuable source of medication. 


Summary

In this article, we studied Trees. It provides several benefits to us, our surroundings and animals in nature, but we love trees for more than simply for our needs. Plants provide us with food and shelter for many different living organisms. We use trees for many purposes. Without trees, we can not survive. So we should plant more and more trees. They will help us back. Here we have described all the importance and uses of trees. After reading this article try to plant at least one tree.

FAQs on Trees for Kids - Our Well Wisher

1. What was the first tree on earth?

The first "tree" appears during the Devonian period, between 350 and 420 million years ago. This Progymnosperm is called Archaeopteris. Its wood resembles that of conifers, its trunk is thick, and it can reach up to 50 m. But it reproduces with spores, much like ferns. 

2. What do trees teach us about life?

Trees offer a certain life-dependent resource, oxygen, but they are more than even that. Trees are symbolic, often representing protection, strength, life, stability, peace, boundaries, regrowth, and wisdom. Trees can teach us many lessons if we slow down and pay attention.

3. How many trees are on the earth?

Earth today supports more than 3 trillion trees—eight times as many as we thought a decade ago. But that number is rapidly shrinking, according to a global tree survey released today. We are losing 15 billion trees a year to toilet paper, timber, farmland expansion, and other human needs.