Saving our forests
and the animals in them
in room 15 we are trying to create a world of human decency. We are
focusing on two kinds of human decency, social and environmental. We
are working on the environmental part. Forests are one of our most
important natural wonders . They produce 28% of our oxygen and purify
our air. Our passion for forests started when our fourth grade class
went to Westminster Woods. We learned about conserving our forests and
how we can help our environment. We hope after reading this you will
share our passion.
|How forests impact people|
people visit forests and natural wonders, the forests hold amazing,
old, and tall trees. These trees can be so big and old and still have
room to grow. They can have thousands more years to grow and people
still cut them down. People don't think when they cut down trees for
houses and furnishings. They don’t think how long these trees have been
alive and how much they can teach someone or how much they can
impact someone. Forests are important. Just one trip to a forest can
influence someone to donate to conservation groups and conserve our
| The Ripple
logging industry started to cut redwood trees in the 1860’s. At first
it was okay because it wasn’t a lot of damage. The cutting of trees
eventually became really bad. The lumber companies got a lot of money
logging, and started cutting more for more money leaving just about 4%
of redwood forests and 6% of rainforests never touched by a saw. As
people continue to cut trees for money it still doesn’t hurt just the
trees. Animals need them too. Redwoods provide shelter and hiding
spaces for the endangered animals like the Northern Spotted Owl and
food for many animals. So as forests are being cut down, animals and
other plants are dying because they don’t have enough resources. In the
end without forests our world would be much duller because if there are
no trees, then no one would be able to experience wildlife or the
different types of plants in a forest. If all the forests were gone,
there would a lot less animals and we could never feel the cleanliness
of forest around us. So please, try to make a change and start
protesting or donate to some ecology groups like the Sierra Club. Help
stop these horrible ripple effects.
environment is something that we all share, so it’s important that
everyone does their part to help take care of it. Taking care of the
world we live in is essential to preserving the many plant and animal
species that live here. You can take your family to a redwood forest or
Yosemite and you and your family can enjoy magnificent natural wonders.
When we go to a forest we experience the feeling of wonderment and awe.
We can all do a part to help preserve the environment for the
generations to come.
| Forest Facts
|Here are some facts about three types of forests that could use some conserving.
We hope that after you read these these facts that you can enjoy the forests just a little bit more.
Redwoods are resistant to rot, fire, and insects.
Redwoods are the tallest known trees in the world.
They are also one of the oldest trees on earth.
Coast redwoods are among the oldest living organisms in the world.
They can live for more than 2,000 years.
Only around 6% of Earth’s land surface is rainforest – but about half of all animal and plant species live there.
In Central American rainforests, strawberry poison dart frogs might wrestle for up to 20 minutes against another alpha male.
It can take up to ten minutes for. a falling raindrop to travel from a rainforest’s thick canopy to the floor.because of the many layers of trees and leaves.
Trees known as idiot fruits grow in Australia’s Daintree rainforest.
The rhinoceros hornbill bird lives in southeast Asian rainforests and have a hornlike structure on its head that looks like a extra beak.
Pines have leaves shaped like needles that remain on the trees throughout the whole year evergreen plants.
Pines reproduce using cones.
Pines are monoecious plants, which mean that one plant produces individual male and female cones.
There are about 115 species of pines worldwide.
Pines are sold for 2,000 dollars an acre.
Help save our forests
Redwoods of the Coast
The Redwood Forest
About Coast Redwoods
Ecology of the Coast Redwood Forest
Animals people can save if they don't clearcut Forests
Help save our forestsThe Redwoods League
Conserve our Forests
Kids can help save Trees
Make our forests happier
Clearcutters are destroying my home and food!
The clearcutters killed our mother!
Please stop clearcutting!
How much forest are we losing right now?
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life is created in love, and thus in the depths of every human being
lies a good heart. Some have lost their path from this love, so it is
up to us to show them the way."
- Julia Butterfly Hill