NATURAL VEGETATION -WHY ARE FORESTS NECESSARY?-Environment -Geography - gk lokam

17 February 2020

NATURAL VEGETATION -WHY ARE FORESTS NECESSARY?-Environment -Geography

NATURAL VEGETATION -Environment -Geography


We see a variety of plant life in our surroundings. 

There are also small plants called bushes and shrubs like
cactus and flowering plants etc. 
 


Besides there are many tall trees some with many branches and leaves like neem, mango or some which stand with few leaves such
as palm. 

The grasses, shrubs and trees, which grow on their own without
interference or help from human beings are called natural vegetation.


Different types of natural vegetation are dependent on different climatic conditions, among which the amount of rainfall is very important.

Due to varied climatic conditions, India has a wide range of natural vegetation.

WHY ARE FORESTS NECESSARY?


Forests are very useful for us. They perform various functions. 

Plants release oxygen that we breathe and absorb carbon dioxide. The roots of the plants bind the soil; thus, they control soil erosion.
Forests provide us with timber for furniture, fuel wood, fodder, medicinal plants and herbs, lac, honey, gum, etc.

Forests are the natural habitat of wild life.

Natural vegetation has been destroyed to a large extent because of
the reckless cutting of trees. 

We should plant more trees and protect the existing ones and make people aware of the importance of trees.  

We can have special programmes like Van Mahotsav to involve more people in making our earth green.


No comments:

Post a comment