F orestry. Objective 28.01 Describe the impact of forests, their products, and their effect on the economy. Forests: Past and Present. Trees provided Native Americans and early settlers with shelter, fuel, medicines, shade and tools.
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Objective 28.01 Describe the impact of forests, their products, and their effect on the economy
Trees provided Native Americans and early settlers with shelter, fuel, medicines, shade and tools.
Today our country is dependent on over 10,000 products provided by forests
Trees have been used for rafts, boats, cabins, sheds, fences, blockades, fuel, warmth, food, clothing, and medicines.
19.3 million acres of forests in NC
Almost 97% of NC forests used for timber
77% privately owned
13% owned by forest industries
Removal of air and soil pollutants
Water Quality and Fish Environment
Greenbelts for Moisture Storage Zone
Reduction of Wind Erosion, Glare and Reflection
Social, Recreational, and Aesthetic Value
Forests provide 300 billion dollars worth of goods
Leaves exchange gases removing pollutants
Roots circulate nutrients, toxins, and other pollutants in the soil; removing them
Just like with Native Americans and early settlers, trees provide shelter and food for Smokey the Bear and all his friends
Forests provide habitat for more species than any other biome in the world
Natural barriers for noise pollution
A belt of trees 98 ft wide and 49 ft tall have proven to reduce highway noise by 6-10 decibels
A mature oak tree pumps water from the soil and can transpire 100 gallons of water or more into the atmosphere during a hot summer day allowing the soil to store additional runoff
A row of trees, with dense foliage, 20 ft high can reduce the speed of wind up to 400 ft
Trees are effective barriers to excessive glare and reflection from surfaces like concrete and glass
Leaves absorb raindrop impact and roots prevent soil erosion
Dead leaves and limbs enhance soil development
Flood prevention and water flow control
Keeps areas cool in summer and warm in winter (climate influence)
Trees serve as nutrient Recyclers
3 things you learned
2 things you still are confused about
1 thing that interested you the most