Hello, I am a tree, and I would like to share my story with you. For as long as I can remember, I have stood tall, witnessing the seasons change, time pass by, and the evolution of the world around us.
Once, I was just a tiny seed planted by someone kind. I remember feeling scared and vulnerable, uncertain of my future. But with the sun, rain, and soil around me, my roots dug deeper into the earth, my trunk growing toward the sky as my strength and height increased each day. With help from nature’s elements – sun, rain, soil – I began to blossom. With each passing day, my roots dug deeper into the ground, and my growth spurt began.
As time passed, I was surrounded by trees and plants that formed an idyllic forest. We provided shade and shelter to animals and insects living among us while working together to purify the air and supply oxygen to all living things.
As someone who has observed humans for many years, I have witnessed many transformations. At first, people lived in harmony with nature, respecting and caring for the environment. But as time went by, I started to notice an increasing shift: people becoming increasingly selfish – cutting down trees, and polluting air and water sources without considering their effects on planet Earth.
It was heartbreaking to witness the destruction of our environment, and I couldn’t help but feel responsible. As a tree, my role has always been nourishing and sustaining life. Unfortunately, now my existence and that of so many other trees and plants, is at risk due to human actions.
Despite all this, I stand strong and proud. My purpose is to serve, give, and provide for as long as possible; however, I also recognize that my survival depends on human actions; they have the power to protect and preserve the environment or destroy it completely.
Therefore, I humbly ask all of you – the future generations of humans – to take care of our environment, take care of each other, and most importantly, take care of yourselves. Respect the earth and all its inhabitants while working together towards creating a better world for all.
Remember, as a tree, I cannot speak but feel. I experience the sun on my leaves, the raindrops that nourish me, and the wind blowing through my branches. Additionally, I feel the pain of deforestation, sorrow over pollution, and concern about climate change.
That is why it is essential for humans to take responsibility for their actions and make conscious choices that benefit the environment. This includes planting more trees, cutting waste, using renewable energy sources, and respecting wildlife. Each small change makes a difference, and together we can have an immensely positive effect on our world.
As we celebrate Arbor Day, let me be the first to remind you that trees are more than just sources of wood and paper – they provide essential medicine and food as well. Trees play a critical role in maintaining nature’s balance, offering numerous advantages both to humans and the environment.
Please take my message to heart and share it with others. Educate yourself and others about the significance of trees in our environment, and plant one in your yard or nearby park. Get involved in local clean-up events; recycle whenever you can; most importantly, never give up hope – the future lies within each of us and together, we can make a difference.
My story should motivate you to take action, make a change and protect the environment. As an indigenous tree, I’m proud to be part of nature’s bounty. And as students today, you have the power to shape tomorrow’s direction with your decisions.
Let’s work together to build a world where trees and all life forms can flourish. Thank you for listening to my story.