Plants and trees are intimately connected with our life and well-being. It boons and benefits derived from them are too many to count. They provide shelter, food, fruits, fodder, wood, timber, medicine, oxygen; check soil- erosion, pollution and floods. They also check very effectively the spread of the desert and landslides. They are essential to maintain ecological balance and preservation of fauna. "Plant More Trees ' should not remain a mere slogan but become a religion and creed with all to us. We all should plant and grow more and more trees, and protect them. Social forestry should be taken on a large scale, and trees grown all around where there is space to them. Trees add to the quality to our life and living. Without trees and forests there would be deserts and desolation all around us.
Trees are good sources of medicinal herbs, lace and raw materials for many industries. We get resins, natural gums, etc. from the trees. Trees help in maintaining the fertility of soil. They maintain ecological balance. They help in cleaning environment .Not only trees provide essential things, they also add to the natural beauty.Unfortunately, trees are being cut indiscriminately. Rapid industrialization, urbanization and population growth have contributed to the loss of trees. In this way we have done great loss to ourselves. So, in every year on the occasion of World Planting Day we should promise to plant at least one tree for ourselves.It is the crying need of the hour to plant more and more trees. Trees are valuable natural resource. We should conserve them. We should promote afforestation. This is good for larger benefit of society.