Trees filter the carbon out of the atmosphere through photosynthesis. While that’s something almost everyone knows, trees also help manage the water cycle. Through the processes of evaporation and transpiration, trees equally contribute to creating rains. Here’s a quick guide to what role trees play in maintaining the planet’s water cycle.
Purifying the Water
Do you know how that water purifier at your home or office works? It uses a filter to give you clean water as an output. Similarly, trees serve as a natural filtration machine by serving out the impurities like a sponge. When water passes through the forest lands, even the debris helps in purification before passing it on to water bodies like dams, rivers, and creeks.
Cooling Effects and Water Resource Distribution
While global warming disturbs the environment by heating it, trees do the opposite. They cool down the planet that includes a lot more than providing shade. They do this by the process called evapotranspiration in which the vegetation and moisture undergo evaporation and transpiration. As a result, the atmosphere around the trees tends to cool down. The cooling effect of a tree is similar to running two air conditioners regularly for 20 hours.
In short, trees contribute a lot towards better water cycle and environment. The combined effects of purification and evapotranspiration give the planet a better supply of water while cutting down on the negatives of climate change. You can contribute towards this better change by investing in a native forest. And you can ensure the forest stays in the best shape by getting a forest risk assessment from time to time. This evaluation also helps you understand how much worth the timber from your forest is.