TREES are important to human beings as they provide shelter, fruits, firewood and sometimes its barks or roots can be used as medicine to heal certain diseases.
Most African countries including Zimbabwe should preserve the flora and faunas that are God-given. Despite having the ministry of Environment in African countries, less concern is placed on preserving trees for a healthy environment that can benefit both human beings and animals.
Wild birds can use trees as their inhabitancy as well as some of the reptiles to enrich the eco-system. This may also improve on the fertility of the soil through biodiversity, which is natural soil richness
Trees are good in our lives as their scent can produce health smells for breathing which may help in the circulation of oxygen within our red blood cells. Again if there are some hurricanes or whirlwind tree leaves can trap the strength of the wind.
African people across the world should be educated on maintaining a healthy environment that will have long term benefits to the members. It is our duty to document the names of the indigenous trees and pass the knowledge to the new generation as indigenous knowledge.
Due to the power outages like in Zimbabwe where electricity is a challenge, most people resort to cutting down trees for firewood a move that have destroyed most of our forestry. Both those in rural areas and urban centers cut down trees at an alarming rate as a source of energy a move that the government and the relevant ministry should control in order to prevent the disappearance of special local shrubs.
Urban farming in most high density and low-density suburbs in most parts of Zimbabwe should be condemned in order to keep our forestry balanced. Zimbabwe is currently experiencing rural-urban migration, with most people preferring to be in urban centers than in rural areas.
Tress are important to us as human beings as they improve on the rate of evapor-transpiration leading to a high rate of rainfall. It has been studied and discovered that areas with thick dense forestry experience high rainfalls fall.
Africans should be educated also to transplant some of these shrubs to their areas that a drought resistance. This is the education that if well implemented can assist local people to benefit from maintaining a healthy environment.
Thorn bushes which are favoured by goats and other wild animals especially are drought resistant and can be used by farmers in rural areas to fence their fields.
Trees can be used as a source of income for foreigners who may visit to conduct their studies. If host communities are well taught to take care of trees, this may be an inheritance that they can pass to the next generations in their area.
Zimbabwean curriculum at both primary, Secondary and tertiary institutions should teach pupils and students to value trees in their everyday lives.