Trees are vital for humans, they provide us with oxygen from the carbon dioxide they convert, food, shelter, medicine, and tools. They are critical to world’s ecological and environmental stability. They act as natural filters, cleaning the air from other pollutants like carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide. One acre of forest absorbs 6 tons of carbon dioxide and puts out 4 tons of oxygen. This is enough to meet the annual needs of 18 people. Realizing the importance of trees, maybe the tree-hugging hippies are on to something. Regardless if you’re going to hug the next tree you see or not, you should always put pressure on politicians to limit the deforestation, because it’s synonymous with human extinction.
#15 Maple Tree Tunnel in Oregon
Acer rubrum, red maple, also known as swamp, water or soft maple is one of the most common and widespread deciduous (lose their leaves seasonally) trees of eastern and central North America. At maturity it often attains a height of around 15 m (49 ft). Its flowers, petioles, twigs and seeds are all red to varying degrees. Among these features, however, it is best known for its brilliant deep scarlet foliage in autumn. It is used commercially on a small scale for maple syrup production as well as for its medium to high quality lumber.