Fall is for watching the leaves turn color. But trees are doing lots of other things too:
Trees can shade buildings reducing the heat radiation that warms us. Ever sit under the tree?
Trees provide wood used for building houses, other structures, and furniture.
Trees soak up carbon dioxide and release back oxygen. They are often referred to a carbon sink.
Trees absorb all kinds of pollutants which we release into the environment.
Trees provide shade and aesthetic beauty, and their fruits offer people a good source of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E.
Trees support the ecosystem balance so it can be maintained and so biodiversity can thrive.
Trees provide a habitat for many types of wildlife for food, cover, and places to raise their young.
Trees foster well-being, and provide a learning opportunity for people to connect with nature.
How to collect seed from the trees
Here is how to identify native trees, collect seeds, sow, and plant: Native Seeds for Trees – Your guide to growing trees from seed
Foraging for fallen nuts in autumn can be a fun hobby that provides an excellent learning opportunity for kids to connect with nature. Read more here. How to Harvest and Process Wisconsin’s Edible Trees Nuts
Some organizations in the United Kingdom have created guidebooks for identifying and growing trees from seed and starting a Community Tree Nursery.
The Tree Grower’s Guide Whether it’s nuts, fleshy fruits, winged seeds, cones, or pods, it’s all here.
And for the younger reader, there’s lots of information here. The Young Tree Grower’s Guide