He trees around us are extremely important and have always been
necessary for improving the human condition - both during its life and
after harvest. It is not a stretch to believe that without trees we
humans would not exist on this beautiful planet. In fact, some claim can
be made that our mother's and father's ancestors climbed trees -
another debate for another site.
So, trees are essential to life as we know it and are the ground
troops making up an environmental frontline. Our existing forests and
the trees we plant work in tandem to make a better world.
At the very beginning of our human experience, trees were considered sacred and honorable: oaks were worshiped by the European Druids, redwoods a part of American Indian ritual, baobabs a part of African tribal life, to the Chinese the ginkgo
link and monkey puzzles to the Chilean Pehuenche. Romans and scholars
during the Middle Ages venerated trees in their literature.
The modern human community has other, more practical reasons to
admire and honor trees. Here is a short list of reasons trees are
necessary for improving our worldly condition.