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Among the various reasons why people cut down trees are the following: to get the wood to build houses and furniture, to clear land for building, for manufacturing purposes and for aesthetics and convenience. Some trees ... More »

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Cutting down trees severely affects the habitats of forest-dwelling flora and fauna, which can eventually lead to extinction of vulnerable species. In addition to causing soil erosion, deforestation also results in large... More »

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Soil becomes eroded, dry and polluted when trees are cut down. Trees filter pollution by keeping chemicals from reaching more of the soil. Tree roots hold soil when precipitation tries wash topsoil away, and trees draw m... More »

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Some of the reasons that trees are so important to the environment include the fact that they clean the air, clean the soil, produce oxygen and slow storm water runoff, according to About.com. Trees also control noise po... More »

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People use the sycamore tree for different purposes including making furniture, baskets, particles boards, crates and flooring. People plant these trees to provide shade in their backyards and to prevent soil erosion alo... More »

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