Our forests are priceless—over 700 million acres of forest cover nearly a third of the Earth’s land surface. Forests provide food, water, and shelter to various plants and animals. Trees provide us with fuel, food, raw materials, and medicine. More significantly, trees and plants in the forest keep the Earth’s temperature tolerable and provide us with oxygen.
Wildfires are unexpected and unwanted fires that threaten people who live near forests, parks, and communities. Wildfires can also harm plants, animals, and their habitats.