Architect Frank Lloyd Wright

Architect Frank Lloyd Wright :

Architect Frank Lloyd Wright widely known for designing structures which were in harmony with humanity and its environment said…The best friend on earth of man is the TREE and rightly so, no other living thing provides as many priceless services to mankind.

Trees provide us with life-saving medicines, for Instance quinine from the cinchona tree (once used to treat malaria) and salicylic acid from the white willow (the active compound of our most popular painkiller - aspirin). Food and medicines are priceless gifts that trees and forests generously give us. But the services trees and forests provide - often referred to as ecosystem services - are far more significant.

To know more about these services, read on...

Trees improve the Quality of air we breathe by absorbing dust and other air pollutants such as ozone, carbon monoxide and sulphur dioxide from the atmosphere. They control noise pollution by absorbing and blocking noise from the urban environment. They absorb toxic chemicals from the soil and also fight soil erosion by keeping the soil intact with their roots. In places where webs of tree roots bind the soil and a canopy of leaves breaks downpours of rain into gentle showers, such as a forest, rain percolates through the soil into underground aquifers and feeds streams and rivers.

By protecting watersheds which feed our rivers, forests conserve fresh water - the water on which all life forms on land depend. Trees provide us shade during summer - especially on roads - and shelter birds, bees, butterflies and many insects and animals. Home to up to 90% of known terrestrial species, forests are the most important repositories of terrestrial biological biodiversity.

From the smallest insect to the largest animal on the planet — all forms of life require oxygen to live. By providing oxygen-rich air which is indispensable for life trees help life on earth to continue.

Like human beings, trees too grow, make their food, exchange gases from the atmosphere and require water. And like us, they also need care to live and flourish. In return of the kindness they show to us and the invaluable services they provide us.

Let us care for them. Let us help them live.

To exist as a nation…to prosper as a state…and to live as a people, we must have trees.

Tree rings are concentric rings in the cross section of a tree trunk. By counting them a tree's age can determined.

As of 2005 there were approximately four hundred billion trees on earth.

The banyan, also known as the Indian fig tree, is the national tree of India.

The root is the part of the tree that attaches it to the ground and absorbs water from the soil.

During the day plants take up carbon dioxide and release oxygen.

Wood prepared for use in building and carpentry is called timber.

A small group of trees growing together is called a grove.

Green plants obtain most of their energy from Sunlight via a process called photosynthesis.

The pigment called chlorophyll gives leaves their green colour.

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