Some part of the residential complex where I live is going to be used for road widening.The compound wall will be demolished and we(residents) will have to surrunder the required area and construct the new compound wall as per the guidelines of the local authority.We don't have any objection about that as we always support the developement.But were many trees near the wall and those were around 40 years of age.Yesterday night suddenly the trees were cut down and now we can see what we have lost by trees.We were really protected by those trees.They gave us lots of shelter , protected us from the dust,gave us lots of fresh air.They also act as our natural fence.But today morning it was really sad to see the empty land.It will take many more years to grow up the new trees to such size.
Developement is really must but at the same time we must think about usefullness of trees.The impact of the tree cutting on the environment also must be studied.New techniques to pull out and rehabilitate the trees must be introduced and used efficiently.
Generally in urban area most of the trees are planted for providing shelter and beautification. Actually these two reasons are sifficient for tree plantation but there are many other benefits which can be divided in following categories Social Benefits,Communal Benefits ,Environmental Benefits and Economic Benefits.
In this modern era,saving trees is really must if we want to survive.Saving trees is saving yourself.