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But the risks from deforestation go even wider. Trees absorb and store carbon dioxide. If forests are cleared, or even disturbed, they release carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. Forest loss and damage is the cause of around 10% of global warming.
Probably the best evidence we have—and keep in mind that scientists have looked at humans and animals a lot longer than plants—is kin recognition between trees and seedlings that are their own kin. Those old trees can tell which seedlings are of their own seed.
What finally kills the tree? Answer: The tree is finally killed by pulling out of the mother earth. When its roots are exposed to sunlight and air, the tree begins to get scorched and choked.
Even though you chop down a tree, however, it may grow back. In fact, some cut trees sprout quickly, depending on their type, root health and general growing conditions. A tree’s roots stop growing when the tree is chopped down.
cutting down, topping, lopping or uprooting a tree with a diameter less than 75mm cutting down or uprooting a tree with a diameter less than 100mm to improve the growth of another tree, for example tree thinning.
Cutting down, uprooting or wilfully destroying a tree protected by a Tree Preservation Order without permission is an offence. Did you know? Over 2,300 species are known to associate with oak trees. Felling any tree will have implications for people and wildlife and should be a last resort.
Without permission, it’s an offence to cut down, uproot or wilfully destroy any trees: subject to a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) in a Conservation Area over 5 cubic metres in volume (whether an individual tree or several smaller trees).