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Why are trees important?
Deforestation is a significant issue that affects regional ecosystems, local economies, and global climate.
Forests constitute from approximately 60% to 90% of the total terrestrial carbon pool.
Approximately 75 percent of the world’s accessible freshwater for agricultural, domestic, industrial, and environmental uses comes from forests, with 90 percent of the world's cities relying on forested watersheds for their water supply.
Green infrastructure such as urban parks and street trees also improve air quality and mitigate heat island effects.
One of the best ways to conserve forest biodiversity is to establish protected forest areas.