Provision of shelter by trees
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Forests and trees – a source of shelter, food, energy and employment for millions
After all, it looks like they stand around and do nothing. But, in reality, they're very busy doing many jobs that are very essential. Tree Houses. Many animals, such as birds, squirrels, raccoons and a variety of insects, spend much of their lives in trees. These animals are born in trees, live in trees, raise their young in trees and seldom come down to the ground. Trees provide them shelter from the weather and from enemies. Trees provide food in the form of fruits, nuts, leaves, bark, and roots.
The need for timber and poles for construction purposes is one of the most common reasons for people to plant and grow trees in Kenya. Few indigenous tree species grow as straight as some of the exotics, and hence these exotic species have become very popular for building materials. Eucalypts are commonly grown for poles since they are fast growing, straight, easily split and the wood is reasonably durable. In some areas, where the pressure on land is very high, farmers have, however, started to phase out the Eucalyptus since the trees are regarded as too competitive with crops. In such cases Grevillea is often found to be a good substitute. Grevillea has the advantage of not being very competitive and has timber that is well suited to sawing, hence it has more uses than Eucalyptus. But with regard to resistance to decay and termite attack the best species are indigenous ones.
A tree shelter , or tree guard , is a type of plastic shelter used to nurture trees in the early stages of their growth. Tree shelters are also sometimes known as Tuley tubes or tree tubes. The purpose of tree shelters is to protect young trees from browsing by herbivores by forming a physical barrier along with providing a barrier to chemical spray applications. Additionally, tree tubes accelerate growth by providing a mini-greenhouse environment that reduces moisture stress, channels growth into the main stem and roots and allows efficient control of weeds that can rob young seedlings of soil moisture and sunlight. Tree shelters were invented in Scotland in by Graham Tuley Lantagne