What are some facts about forests in India which everyone should know?

Forests are very important for maintaining ecological balance. They are in a way responsible for our healthy lives indirectly.

Facts Aout Forests that Everyone Should Know

  • Age of forests: The first known forests on Earth arose approximately 380 million years ago with the evolution of Archaeopteryx.

  • The Area Under Forests: About 30% of the global total land area is covered by forests.

  • Tallest Tree Height: Redwood trees growing in the Redwood forest in northern California can grow more than 350 feet tall.

  • Division of Forest Layers: Forests are divided into three different layers: the forest floor, the understory, and the canopy.

  • Statistics Related to Forests: 137 rainforest species are destroyed every single day because of deforestation.

  • Oldest tree: The oldest living tree has an age of 4700 years and it’s located in the US.

  • Reckless Felling of Trees: 23% of the lands are covered by tropical forests but they are disappearing at rate of knots every year.

  • Celebration with Regard to Forests: The International Day of Forests was established on the 21st day of March, by resolution of the United Nations General Assembly on November 28, 2012.

  • Use of Forests: Around 80% of the food we eat originally come from rainforests. Some of the more popular examples include coffee, rice, tomatoes, potatoes, bananas, and corn.

We are surviving because trees provide us with Oxygen. Hence, one should not cut trees at such an alarming rate and save forests instead.

Updated on: 30-Jul-2019


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