We All Need Trees
Science 1.4, 1.7, 1.8, 2.5, 2.7, 2.8c, 4.2
Trees tame storm water, provide shade, protect us from harsh winds, give us oxygen, save us energy, help stop soil erosion, help purify water, serve as wildlife habitat, are completely renewable and serve as a major industry for lumber, paper and other natural products.
Through modern science, man has learned how to take the fiber from trees and create wonderful items that make our everyday lives easier and more enjoyable. In fact, there are over 5,000 different products which come from trees. Many medicines, clothing, foods, cosmetics, paints, even some “plastics” are wood products. So the next time you use a bowling ball, put on your new rayon clothes, use a toothbrush, rinse with mouthwash, eat a cookie, or play your drum remember trees truly are a national treasure.