In Genesis 1:11 God created on the third day vegetation on the land: “‘seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.’ And it was so.”
Trees are a very important part of life on Earth. Trees are used for shelter by many organisms in the wild, trees provide food they are commercially important all around the world, trees provide wood for fuel and building, trees combat climate change, trees clean the air, and most importantly trees provide oxygen.
When humans want to expand they just knock down whatever vegetation that is in sight. Some people chop down trees just so they don’t have to deal with leaves in the fall.
Preserving trees and plant life helps to strengthen natural ecosystems, provide food, improves air quality, and can help prevent land erosion.
Trees are more than a nuisance, or just a raw resource to keep up with the world’s paper demands.
In Dr. Seuss’ children’s tale The Lorax published in 1971, the Lorax is symbolic for the environment that is being taken advantage of by corporate greed and advancement. Seuss warns society of the dangers of exploiting our natural resources to the point where they are beyond repair.
“I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees.” – Dr. Seuss’s Lorax
Nearly 1 billion trees worth of paper are thrown away every year in the United States alone.
Speak for the trees. Recycle all the paper products possible. Love your Earth by loving your trees that God has given us.