Poetry in our streets

I CAN’T understand people opposing the planting of trees (‘‘Residents want to see sea, not trees’’ Herald 8/5).

Trees are vital to our planet. They produce half of Earth’s oxygen and suck up harmful carbon dioxide. They provide wind breaks and help stop erosion. They provide shade, shelter and food for our animals and birds, and are loved for their beauty.

It is important that the next generation of children growing up will be able to see their beauty.

More than enough trees are cut down all over the world, so we should be promoting the planting of trees and getting back to nature.

Anne Edwards

Mayfield East

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