Explain the role of forest in maintaining the balance between oxygen and carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

Plants release oxygen in the atmosphere during the process of photosynthesis. This oxygen is inhaled by the animals for respiration. During respiration, they release carbon dioxide which is absorbed by plants. In this way, the oxygen and carbon dioxide cycle go on.

Since forests contain a large number of plants, they help much in this cycle and maintain balance in nature.

[Extra information: Forests are a very important renewable natural resource. Plants in forest purify air by absorbing Carbon dioxide and releasing Oxygen and also maintain a balance between Oxygen and Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Forests provide us with various products such as wood, gum, medicines fruits, latex, etc. The roots of trees in the forest bind the soil particles together which helps in preventing soil erosion. Animals help in growing and regenerating forests in many ways. Animals work as cleaning agents by eating vegetation they clear land for fresh growth. Microorganisms work on dead bodies of plants and animals and degenerate them.]


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Updated on: 10-Oct-2022


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