Tuesday, June 5, 2012

What are trees good for anyway?


Trees are very useful. Buffalows can scratch against them. Birds can set up homes in them. Millions of species can feed off trees. Tree trunks come in handy when you're playing hide-and-seek. Or street cricket. Trees inspire great thoughts - what would Sir Isaac Newton achieved without the apple tree?

Well, everyone knows we can't do without trees. Just that there is a vast chasm between knowing something...and doing something with that knowledge. Some suggestions for all of us: buy less, recycle more. Cycle more, litter less. Give more, waste less. Drive less, read more.

Celebrate every day that you see a tree.

To check out some of our books with environment as a theme, look up The Tree, Laxman's Questions, A Walk Among Trees, Forever Friends or our Environment Series. Log in to www.prathambooks.org and buy books online.

Image: Cover illustration by Zainab Tambawalla for the book Laxman's Questions by Lata Mani.

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