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Benefits of Trees - Related to Five Elements


1. Earth:

Forest Trees improve the soil by:

Building the soil organic matter: Trees build the soil organic matter by providing fallen leaves, twigs etc. which are decomposed into humus by soil microorganisms.

Nitrogen Fixation: Trees help fix atmospheric nitrogen with the help of some symbiotic bacteria (like Rhizobium) which grows on the root nodules of some plants (primarily the legumes).

Retaining soil moisture: Trees help retain the soil moisture by reducing evaporation of water from the soil under its shade.

Reducing soil erosion: Trees reduce soil erosion by holding the soil tight by its roots, thus preventing running water from carrying off the soil.


2. Water:

Forest Trees improve the ground water by:

Acting as natural filters: Trees act as natural water filters by collecting rainwater in their leaves and slowly releasing them in the streams and rivers.


3. Fire:

Forest Trees use the energy of the Sun by:

Producing Food: Trees use the energy of the Sun during photosynthesis and produces food with the help of water and nutrients.


4. Air:

Forest Trees purify and cool the air by:

Providing oxygen: Trees purify the air by producing oxygen in the air during photosynthesis.

Taking away carbon-dioxide: Trees purify the air by taking away carbon-dioxide from the air during photosynthesis.

Filtering dust: Trees purify the air by filtering dust and other particulate matter from the air by trapping them in their leaves and barks.

Providing shade: Trees cool the air, acting as natural air conditioners, by providing shade under its canopy.

Transpiration: Trees cool the air, acting as natural air conditioners, by releasing water into the atmosphere by transpiration from its leaves.


5. Space:

Forest Trees enhance the beauty of the space through shade, silence, songs of birds and various other means.




Benefits of Trees:

Related to Sustaining Lives
Related to the Five Elements
Related to Aesthetics
Related to Tradition


Bharatavarsha - The Land of Gods and Sages:

1. Stotras
2. Scriptures
3. Pilgrimages
4. Festivals
5. Saints: Ramakrishna - Vivekananda - Ramana
6. Sadhana
7. Sanskrit
8. Nature

Meditation on Earth and Life: >>



Om, May there be Peace in Heaven,
May there be Peace in the Sky,
May there be Peace in the Earth,

(Shanti Mantra of Upanishad)


Preserve Nature,
And Nature will preserve Us,
Simplify Life,
And help Nature thrive,
Plant Trees,
And make our planet Green.

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Last updated on Sep-2021

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