Completing the celebration of the Philippine Environment Month this June is the culmination of another observance that is, Philippine Arbor Day every 25th of the month.
Arbor Day, like Earth Day, encourages us to take action and participate in the protection of our environment by planting trees.
One of the many reasons why trees are important is because of its role in the water cycle. According to New Hampshire PBS, water is constantly being cycled between the atmosphere, the ocean, and the land. It is an imperative process that helps sustain life on Earth. Trees and plants absorb water from the soil. The water moves from the roots through the stems to the leaves. Once water reaches the leaves, some of it evaporates from the leaves, adding to the amount of water vapor in the air. This process of evaporation is called transpiration.
Without trees, the cycle is broken and life won’t be sustained. So let us plant more trees for the present and the next.
Happy Arbor Day!
Happy Philippine Environment Month!