TITLE

The Importance of Forests

PUB. DATE
January 2001
SOURCE
World Almanac for Kids;2001, p75
SOURCE TYPE
Almanac
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
This article provides information on trees and forests, and the consequences of deforestation. Trees and forests are very important to the environment. In addition to holding water, trees hold the soil in place. Trees use carbon dioxide and give off oxygen, which animals and plants need for survival. Cutting down trees -- usually to use the land for something besides a forest -- is called deforestation. Although people often have good reasons for cutting down trees, deforestation can have serious effects. In the Amazon rain forest in South America, for example, thousands of plants and animal species are being lost before scientists can even learn about them.
ACCESSION #
15345131

Tags: TREES;  FORESTS & forestry;  RAIN forests;  DEFORESTATION;  CLEARING of land;  PLANTS -- Extinction

 

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