(A Great Alert to the general public and the tree fellers)
In the modern world of ours even the authorities are chopping down the trees in the name of development. This knol pin points the great damage we are causing to the very existence of human beings by cutting down trees around the world.
- Tree's Role In Global Warming
- What the Religious Texts Says
- Famous Personalities on Trees:
- Goutam Buddha said, "Trees are the best examples of selfless service. For their existence they never demand anything from anybody, instead they...
- The Australian Tree Cutter - A YouTube Video
- The Pumpkin Mourned a Death
- Death of Trees An experience of a Reader
- Tree Suicide: A YouTube Video:
- A list of trees and plants worshiped by sacred Hindus
- YouTube Video "Living In a Tree"Here is an interesting YouTube video song in relation to tree, This song is sung by Priscilla Ahn “Living in a Tree.”
Every year we celebrate environment day on June 5th with a lot of fervor and activities. Our media, print and visual, put forward a lot of stuff in this connection about the coming peril, the alarming global warming. It was good that many could take some kind of precaution towards it.
|A Scene from my city Secunderabad. A friend named it "A Golden Tree" Pic. by P V A|
Trees are an integral part of the human race. The benefits we receive from a tree are many. It has been estimated that a palm tree is useful to man in more than 250 ways. It is also estimated that an ordinary tree inhales approximately 14,000 liters of carbon dioxide, and exhales double the quantity of oxygen for human consumption and survival. Sad to say, these days even the civic authorities are cutting down trees in the name of development. But unfortunately, many do not know the consequences of their negligent activities. The massacre of trees means putting an axe to the very existence of human race. No doubt, the continuous felling of trees will cause irreparable damage to the already perishing flora and fauna of our country.
The need of the hour is to carefully plan and reduce felling of trees. The truth is that it is more profitable to leave a tree standing than fell it. A recent study says that, "There is a direct loss of over Rupees fifty thousand per year for each tree that is cut or removed from its place. It is also estimated that one tree yields oxygen worth thirty thousand rupees. If we cut trees at the current alarming rate, (Watch the video: The Australian Tree Cutter at the bottom of this knol) soon we will need to install oxygen manufacturing units in every corner of the nations, especially in the urban area which would cost a very high price that no government can afford.
As said it is not only an integral part of human beings but also so closely connected with the animal kingdom too. Animal kingdom is so connected of depended on our natural resources like trees etc. Here is an interesting picture and a video to watch in this regard
|Goats on tree. Pic. Credit, Rocketnews 24|
You Tube Video Credit. moorockrancgh
|Pic. Credit. Arun Mathew|
What the Religious Texts Says
|A Typical Tree scenery from Texas |
Pic. Credit. Jolly Daniel, Portland, Or. USA
In the Book of Genesis (the first book of the Bible) after the creation of man, Lord God said, "Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the surface of the earth, and every tree which has fruit yielding seed; it shall be food for you; and to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the sky and to every thing that moves on the earth which has life, I have given every green plant for food". (Genesis 1:28-29). "He planted a garden toward the east, in Eden; and there He placed the man whom He had formed. And out of the ground the Lord God caused to grow every tree that is pleasing to the sight and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil (Genesis 2:8-9).
|Picture taken by Knol Author/Photo Journalist Vesna Cesnakozelji |
used by permission: http://vesnakozelj.com/gallery-flora
Famous Personalities on Trees:
|Trees growing in the midst of a tea plantation at Poopaara, Idukki Dist. |
Picture Credit: Bijin Thomas
Goutam Buddha said, "Trees are the best examples of selfless service. For their existence they never demand anything from anybody, instead they provide many good things for the welfare of the people. Even the person who puts his axe on its bottom, it gives him shadow till its fall.
The Australian Tree Cutter - A YouTube Video
| Trees are being killed mercilessly in the forest. The Australian Tree Cutter |
The Pumpkin Mourned a Death
|The Pumpkin Creeper |
Days passed by, Chittamma fell sick and died. It so happened that while we were all assembled near her death-bed, sad and morose, that pumpkin, in full view of her, broke itself off the creeper and rolled down from the thatched roof on to the ground below. The fall almost to the minute coincided with her death. Later, this pumpkin was used for her own post death ceremonies on the suggestion of my friend's father who felt that probably the pumpkin was being kept for this very special occasion. Chittamma's death and the coincidental death of the pumpkin still remain as a mystery to me.
Death of Trees An experience of a Reader
|An Apple Tree |
Picture Credit: flickr.com/donsutherland1
|A mango tree under the setting sun |
It would not be out of place to say that plants are at a very low level of consciousness when compared to animals. Pain, pleasure, longing, love, hatred, kindness, contentment and sympathy are the feelings of higher forms of life. Association of higher feelings with a lower level of consciousness sometimes may not appear convincing.
Tree Suicide: A YouTube Video:
The Pumpkin story and other death of the trees mentioned in the above incidents shows that they have feelings like human beings.
|Joan K, A Cancer Patient with her book |
A list of trees and plants worshiped by sacred HindusBanyan trees or the Peepal trees (Its botanical name is Ficus religiosa or Ficus benghalensis, is one of the important trees worshiped and featured in Hindu mythology. Peepal tree is also known as "Pilaeshwar Maharaj" (King Pilaeshwar). It also symbolizes the trinity god The Lord Vishnu, Shiva and Brahma. It also denotes life and fertility, this is one of the reason why childless couples take initiative in worshiping this tree. According to the custom this tree should not be cut, and it grows like a giant tree.
|The Great Banyan Tree |
It’s a sacred tree in the Hindu religion, and is worshiped in Chaitra maasa (the first month of the Hindu Calendar)
Here is a home remedy for leucorrhoea: Take the bark of this tree 2 tholas, Milk ½ seers, water ½ seers. Boil them together in low flame till only milk is left out, filter it and give regularly to keep control of the menstrual flow, it maintains a normal level.
Powder this tree's flowers, mix it with water and take, it is very effective for diarrhea with blood discharge. Ayurvedic books suggest: continuous use of Ashokaarishta (a liquid medicine prepared by using the parts of this tree) is very useful and effective for curing many diseases of women. Take ½ ounce of this tonic, mix it with equal quantity of water and continualy use it after meals. It will stop excessive bleeding in women, reduce leucorrhoea and relive headaches. It is proved and reported that the continuous use of this medicine completely cured leucorrhoea.
|Bael Tree |
Its botanical name is Aegle marmelos. It is also used for medicinal purposes. Every part of this tree is very useful for different ailments like diarrhoea, intestinal problems, amoebic dysentery, irritable bowel etc. and is also used for different Ayurvedic formulations.
|A Henna Plant. |
Pic. Credit. hennapage.com
|A Full grown Henna Tree |
Pic by Bijin
|Henna applied hands |
Pic. Credit. Muraleedhara Panikar & Nisha
| Typical Mango Tree |
Mango blossoms are used on Basant Panchami day in the worship of Goddess Saraswasti. The tree is also sacred to the Buddhists because it is believed that Lord Buddha performed during his lifetime the instantaneous creation of a large mango tree from the seed at a place called Shravasti.
| Coconut trees in monsoon season |
Its feather-like leaves spread from the top of the branch-less trunk.
|The tender coconut is a summer drink, PV enjoys a coconut drink. |
Notice the Mango leaves hanged on top of this road side shop.
|A GST from Secunderabad, A.P |
Pic. by Bijin.
|A GST Picture From Kerala.by Rijin Thachanalil|
This tree’s flower is the state flower of Kerala, India, and also the national flower of Thailand.
|Neem Trees growing on the side of a footpath |
Pic. Credit: Bijin T Thomas
this tree is a common tree in India and is also known as ‘village tree’. Neem or Margosa is a botanical cousin of Mahogany. It belongs to the family Meliaceae. The Latinized name of Neem - Azadirachta indica - is derived from the Persian word: “Azadirakht” That is, Azad = Free, dirakht = Tree, i - Hind = of Indian Origin which literally means: ‘The Free Tree of India’. For a brief background, chemical investigations of neem click here Chemistry of Neem
|A Neem Tree near a Hindu Temple |
at Secunderabad A.P
pic. credit. Bijin
|A Banyan Tree is protected!! A scene from my city Secunderabad, A.P. |
Pic. by Bijin
|Planting Trees for her future, India's village women plant saplings, |
Pic. Credit. mckaysavage.
The latest developments in my city - Hyderbad
|Fall Tree Parkedge 2 Samantha OBrien|
A Call From Greenpeace India—Earth Day Give Earth A Hand
A Music Video captured at the outset of Amazon Rain-forest.
|Amazon Rain-forest Relaxation Video |
A good relaxation music video in the midst of serious thoughts on the subject tree.
Yet Another Music Video - Please Enjoy: by Aerial PV - Forest of Rain
Watch the following videos and get more information in these lines
Video Credit: Torbjorn I Floholmen
- Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- World Book encyclopedia
- Tree Suicide video
Images Source Names and Links:
1). Mango Tree: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11188344@N06/2917322315 by. prmn_2002
3) Pumpkin. http://www.flickr.com/photos/dvorak319/3929698644/ by. dvorak
5). Trees among tea plantation, Ashoka Trees, Bijin T Thomas, Nellikkamon, Ranny, Kerala
8). Typical Mango Tree: http://www.sxc.hu/photo/245283
9). Red colored mango: http://www.sxc.hu/photo/234992
10). Coconut Trees in monsoon: http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1087968
13). Jolly Daniel, Portland, OR. USA.
14). Golden Shower Tree from Kerala. by Rijin Thachanalil
17) YouTube: Credit: Blysu
18) Planting saplings. Pic. Credit. mckaysavage.
Trees in Europe and in the city (Luxembourg-Europe).
I would like to present to You and our visitors and followers my country "Luxembourg" in Europe with a song, an anti-racism song by youth (actually a hit in my country, I love it...), watch the video and see lots of trees even in the City itself http://www.youtube.c
BTW: You will listen to my mother tongue language "Luxembourgish"...
Luxembourg-City is one of the rare cities who have lots of parks and trees in the world in the City itself, but where is Luxembourg (Europe) situated: http://goo.gl/2Y3sw.
Have a nice day and best regards,