75 GOODNESS OF THE TREES, My DEEP ETHNOECOLOGICAL PHILOSOPHY


I’m a deep ethnoecologist, ethnobotanist, and desert explorer. I have learned the knowledge from nature and the people. I would love to share my understanding of the trees with the people. I love trees and nature and spend time with nature to heal my soul. Here are the 75 goodnesses of the trees in the following numerical lines.

The famous Thari cattle under the Prosopis tree
  1. Trees provide shade to animals and human being
  2. Cooling of air by transpiration, hence conserve energy costs on cooling
  3. Trees conserve the water, a tree should be considered as a huge water tank
  4. The fruits we eat come from the trees
  5. Foods other than fruits like leaves, barks, roots, gums, etc come from the trees
  6. Trees bring a diverse group of people together and provide a great social opportunity and unity
  7. Animals’ feed, especially the drylands’ trees with the edible leaves and pods
  8. Nesting opportunities for birds, act as birds sanctuaries
  9. Habitat for insects, rodents, birds, and many other animals as a tree is a colony for them
  10. The trees control and minimize the pressure of the wind storms
  11. Each country has its national tree
  12. Mashal, a traditional mouth brush is made from the trees
  13. Trees protect our skins from the hazardous rays like UV rays
  14. Trees provide excellent beauty to the Ecosystem
  15. Trees act as landmarks on the earth, people, as well as the animals, use the trees as their GPS
  16. Trees provide natural mapping, one can easily map the region with the help of the trees
  17. Strengthening and conservation of soil; the soil is a precious asset on the planet
  18. Trees provide a medium to microorganisms to sustain life and enrich the soil and micro-ecosystem
  19. Trapping and fixing carbon from the air, one of the most important roles in the mitigation of climate change
  20. Provision of oxygen, which is the most common knowledge we know, sustaining life on the earth
  21. With the fragrance of flowers, many communities, and people recognize the species of the tree with the fragrance of the flowers
  22. The fragrance of fruits as an attraction and flavor
  23. Many beauty and fashion products are made from the trees
  24. Tissue papers, wallpapers and other roles are made from the trees
  25. Trees are the subject of fairytales, many fairytales are linked to the trees
  26. Historical background, many trees have a history
  27. Some trees are really the living fossils living for 100s of years
  28. Trees materialize communities to sustain in a specific ecosystem
  29. Trees are involved in the water cycle and a source of rains and attraction of the clouds
  30. Protect coasts and provide habitats to marine life like mangroves forests
  31. Use for furniture, a diverse use for different kinds of home accessories
  32. Handicrafts made from different parts of the tree, like leaves are used for mats and hand fans
  33. Tires made from the sap of rubber trees
  34. Different parts of the trees are used for medicine, like fruits, barks, seeds, flowers, etc
  35. Some trees plants are used for fiber synthesis, making fabric and other products
  36. Provides food for the silkworm, great human history with the silk trade
  37. Some communities worship the trees, providing meditational opportunities
  38. Some trees are sacred in some religions and have a spiritual connection as their fruits are considered special and unique to other fruits
  39. The trees provide sports and playing opportunities for the kids, many rural sports are played under a tree
  40. Some communities do tree climbing challenges which provide pleasures to the communities
  41. When kid, I found refuge by climbing on a tree to be safe from the furious dog
  42. Trees provide safety in the wars and conflicts
  43. The small ships and boats are made from the wood
  44. Many specialized parts for the beauty of expensive cars are made from the wood, like BMW, etc
  45. Boomerang, an Aussi indigenous tool for defense and hunting made of the wood
  46. Woodcutting and other equipment for cutting crops having woods as an important part
  47. Almost all the agricultural operations tools were made of the wood in the earlier agricultural development
  48. The old hunting tools were mostly composed of the wood
  49. Some weapons of war were always made of the wood like arrows etc
  50. Wood shaving is used for the bedding of the livestock
  51. Some trees provide special oil like Sandalwood and some others
  52. The leaves’ extract of the neem is used as insect repellants
  53. The wood oil extract from the pine tree in Pashtunkhawa of Pakistan and Afghanistan is used for the mange and other skin diseases of the livestock
  54. Making utensils of the trees’ wood, now the precious heritage conserved in many museums
  55. Use wood for art and crafting
  56. Wood is used for the fencing of gardens and livestock barns
  57. Woods are used for making musical instruments
  58. Wood is used for making stationery items, the best example is the pencil
  59. Leisure food items like Chocolates are the products of the tree
  60. Bottles’ corks are made from the tree
  61. Some hair dyes are made from the trees
  62. Waxes are produced from the tree
  63. Latex Rubber Gloves are coming from the rubber trees
  64. Sponges, a soft and squishy product like a sponge is made from wood fibers
  65. Chewing gums come from the wood
  66. One of the best honey comes from the trees
  67. Sports equipment like Bats, wickets, etc are made from the wood
  68. The kid’s toys made from the wood are considered as the best and safe
  69. Wood pads are used in the traditional treatment of human and animals’ bone fractures
  70. Trees reduce violence, neighbourhoods that are barren have a greater incidence of violence
  71. Trees and landscaping help to reduce the level of fear
  72. Trees mark the season as winter is no leaves season
  73. Trees also increase the value of a property
  74. Some traditional festivals are connected with the trees plantation like Nawroz
  75. Mental health and Ecotherapy, the trees provide calmness
Earliest evidence of the boomerang in Australia | National Museum of  Australia
Earliest evidence of Boomerang in Australia

Author: Dr Raziq

I’m PhD in Animal Agriculture, currently working as a Technical Manager at Al Ain Farms for Livestock Production, Camel dairying, Alain, UAE. I had performed as a Professor and Dean, at the Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lasbela University of Agriculture, Water and Marine Sciences Pakistan (LUAWMS). I work on and write for the subjects of ‘turning camel from a beast of burden to a sustainable farm animal’, agricultural research policies, extensive livestock production systems, food security under climate change context, and sustainable use of traditional genetic resources for food and agriculture. Iim advocating camel under the theme of CAMEL4LIFE and believe in camel potential. I’m the founder and head of the Society of Animal, Veterinary and Animal Scientists (SAVES), and Founder of the Camel Association of Pakistan. I also work as a freelance scientist working (currently member of steering committee) for Desert Net International (DNI). I’m an ethnoecologist, ethnobotanist, Ethnovet and ethomedicie researcher and reviewer. I explore deserts and grazing lands for knowledge and understanding.

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