Logging is an important part of a healthy forest ecosystem. It provides many benefits to both plants and animals, ranging from providing essential everyday products to preventing forest fires and global warming.
1. Minimizes Risk of Tree Falls - Old, weak, diseased trees are much more likely to fall in dangerous areas than new or healthy ones. This can be a very dangerous thing to happen and poses many issues to people living in the area.
2. Deters Forest Fires - Logged forests are less likely to have close-grouped trees, which can quickly spread a forest fire in the blink of an eye and cause widespread destruction.
3. Maintains Ecological Health - Logged forests are often far more diverse than unlogged forests, resulting in a healthier ecosystem for both plants and animals.
4. Reduces Climate Change - Trees remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, a process known as carbon sequestration.
5. Improves Biodiversity & Wildlife - Logged forests have a greater variety of vegetation than unlogged forests, which means there is more for animals to hide in, eat, and rest in.
6. Amplifies Ecological Energy - Trees are among the most energetic creatures in the ecosystem, with a huge role in absorbing carbon and releasing oxygen.
7. Enhances Economic Opportunities - Logged forests are often tapped for other uses, including building materials, fuel for power and heat, henna dye, paper, pencils, wood-chips for packaging and furniture, wine corks, and more.