Trees are one of the main factors that constitute our natural environment. If in a given area, trees do not exist in adequate proportion to men, animals, soil, air and water, the ecological balance gets disturbed and life becomes difficult or impossible. One of the main sources from which we meet our need for heat energy is fire-wood supplied by trees. Trees cover a great deal of our food deficiency by providing fruits and vitamins. They supply timber for various uses and give shade and shelter to the people. They attract clouds and cause rainfall that stops desertification process. They prevent soil erosion and make the land fertile. They create enchanting scenes and move us with joy and delight. They also supply barks and leaves required for making medicines. Thus, trees are our great friends and they are useful to us in many ways.
There are people who are not aware of the great benefits that we derive from trees. They thoughtlessly destroy trees and plants so much so that our forest areas have become bare. They had effects of the scarcity of trees have already been showing up. Thus plantation of trees in order to cover the gap is essential lot our existence.
Our government is quite alive to the situation. Thus every year in the rainy season it is announced by the relevant functionaries of the Government that plants will be planted in the towns and villages during specified period called “Tree Plantation Fortnight”. This movement of aforestation has, by now, gained a momentum. People have become conscious about the utility a tins and their economic value. During the fortnight the relevant departments of the Government supply thousands and thousands of plants of different varieties to the people for plantation.
Every citizen of Bangladesh takes interest planting trees. The tree plantation movement must be made successful. Not only in the countryside, in towns and cities also should people come forward to join this movement. Every house, school, college, hospital and other institutions should be up and doing to plant venous types of trees all the year round in their yards and premises.