Look at all the trees, how beautiful they are. And all the trees around, all far and wide stand there, adorned with equal honor, in the same glory.
Our Planet Earth is itself a small blue miracle in the gigantic universe. And the sweet homeland that allows for life, despite the unstoppable growth of mankind, keeps many nooks of mankind. The miracles of nature are hundreds, maybe thousands.One of these miracles of nature are the trees, they supply oxygen and wood, they provide shade and protect against rain, without trees, no life.Trees are the dominant growth form of most natural ecosystems. According to the 2015 study, the total number of trees on the planet is estimated at 3.04 trillion (i.e. roughly 200 trees per hectare of land).
However, in the past and also in the present time their amount has been sharply reduced by man primarily because of agriculture and the use of wood for ship building, industrial use, burning (heating, cooking, etc.) and natural disasters like forest fires, tornados & hurricanes, flooding and miscellaneous diseases.
Trees have a significant impact on:
* Sunlight transmittance, in tree-growing area, the proportion of incident radiation compared to open areas is reduced to about 1/10 (in tropical rainforest up to 1/50).
* Carbon balance in nature (carbon accumulates in tree wood).
* Global water cycle.
* Physicochemical properties of soil, e.g.:
- elimination of foreign substances – allelopathy
- fall of leaves or needles - affecting pH, rate of decomposition
- growth of roots - pumping of nutrients or pumping of part of water
* Biological properties of soil, e.g.:
- preserving the richness of soil flora
- preserving the richness of soil fauna
* Overall impact on fauna and flora in the area.
Because of their longevity and size, trees have long been of importance as spiritual symbols, cultural monuments and landmarks.
Trees have long been planted along significant trails, roads and crossroads, small sacral buildings (chapels, crosses, churches).
Since the Middle Ages, parks have been established in which various original and non-native species of trees, including specially cultivated cultivars, were planted.
Trees (especially oaks) on pond dykes help to strengthen the dyke body with its roots.
Linear planting of trees is often used to visualize different parts of the landscape, but also to reduce noise and pollution. In a straight landscape, it functions as windbreaks.
Interesting Facts about Trees
Trees are grateful motif group to photograph
The photographer has enough time and can choose the image detail, the perspective and the perfect lighting conditions in peace.
You will find trees right on your doorstep. The tree is a very symbolic subject and does not change its location. Therefore, trees are also perfect for photographically accompanying them for a year successions.
Some Camera Settings Tips
And remember: To get good photos, even a smartphone is enough. It is not the technique that makes a good picture, but the view of the subject.
If you are interested, you can find more tree photos on my websites and
Saskia Dingemans PRO
Such a fine article , dear Miro. Thanks a lot. Greetings ,Sas
Sas, I am happy to see that you like it. Thank you for nice words of appreciation.
Thierry Dufour PRO
Extraordinary images accompanied by text and magnificent explanations. Let's protect our beautiful planet, she really deserves it. Many thanks to Miro for this splendid publication and thanks to Yvette for publishing it !!!
Thierry, many thanks for such nice words. We appreciate it very much!!!
Andreas Agazzi PRO
Excellent work Miro, congratulations and thanks a lot as well dear fiend!
Thank you very much Andreas. I am glad to see that you like it!!!!
Leif Løndal PRO
As always a very good article. Great job !! Nice reading and amazing picture. I love trees and the forest. Always new motives, air and good walks. :-) Perhaps see my album from the forest https://1x.com/member/leifi/albums/4595 Greetings Leif
Many thanks for nice words Leif. You have an excellent album with beautiful tree photos.
Thank you Olga
Yvette Depaepe CREW
Fine article with interesting facts about these wonders of nature, Miro. Superb gallery... I'm honoured to have images of mine selected ;-) Congratulations to all authors. Cheers, Yvette
Many thanks Yvette.
Cristian Lee PRO
Thank you Cristian.