Sustainable Living: 3M FuturewiseTown PlanIntroductionGo BackGo Next3M

1. Importance for human use:
Trees of different varieties provide people with:

  • food to eat e.g. fruit, nuts, sap
  • oils to cook and moisturise with
  • healing herbs and medicines
  • fuel for cooking
  • fuel for heating
  • wood for building homes for shelter
  • boats for travel
  • mining minerals, gem stones and metals.

Many trees have been used to provide
medicines and the destruction of the
equatorial forests is very serious in that
this area is very rich in biodiversity.
There can be more than 500 species
of trees in a 100 hectare block.


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