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Trees are our friends

Trees are our friends. Trees are essential to our lives. They help us fulfill our basic needs for air, water, food and shelter. Scientists have found that trees and plants breathe like humans. They absorb carbon dioxide and produce oxygen. They even make their own food. This process is called ‘photosynthesis’.

Today many trees are cut down due to deforestation and development activities. Many useful trees, plants and natural habitats of wild animals are being destroyed. We should protect our beautiful rain forests and the lovely trees that grow in our environment. If deforestation continues to take place at the present rate in this small country, the land will soon be similar to that of a desert. So we must think about the harm it could cause before cutting down valuable trees.

 

Siyandee Jayarathna,

Grade 7,

Central College,

Bandaragama.

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