Write a Letter to the Editor of a Newspaper about Importance of Afforestation (the planting of trees).
Calcutta – 700 001
I shall be much obliged if you kindly allow me to express, through the columns of your daily, my views on the importance of afforestation (planting of trees.)
Afforestation is of great importance to us. It regulates rainfall. The leaves of trees always give off moisture and this constant evaporation cools the surrounding atmosphere. The result is that when the winds laden with moisture blow over a forest, the moisture they carry is condensed and forms clouds which ultimately dissolve in rain. That is why deforestation tells upon rainfall and causes drought, Afforestation on the hills prevents floods. When rain pours down on hills it rushes down at once to the plains and floods the areas below. But if there are forests on the hills, the trees and the soil will absorb a large part of the water and allow the rest to flow quietly and without any destructive result. In view of the large-scale deforestation these days afforestation helps to maintain the balance between the amount of oxygen and carbon-dioxide and thus serves to preserve life on earth.
Siliguri, Pin- 734001