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Question 6

Write a note on how forests influence the quality of our air, soil and water resources.


Forests influence the quality of our air, soil, and water resources in various ways.

Some of them are:

(i) Adds nutrients to the soil due to the lot of vegetation present in the forest getting decomposed . Water : Forest helps in bringing rain and increasing the level of water in the underground and water bodies.

(ii) Forests prevent soil erosion. Roots of plants bind the soil tightly in a way that the surface of the soil cannot be eroded away by wind, water, etc.

(iii) Forests maintain the oxygen level in the atmosphere and also reduce the carbon dioxide level. Forests maintain the temperature of the environment.

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