State the importance of forests to human beings.


The importance of forests to human beings are:

  • The trees purify the air by absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen.
  • Trees also help in checking global warming by absorbing carbon dioxide which is the main greenhouse gas.
  • Forests prevent floods as the soil, held by roots of trees, absorbs running water and prevents floods.
  • Forests help to bring good rainfall. This leads to more greenery around and better crops.