Produced for the Australian National Botanic Gardens, this video explains the functions and uses of trees. It starts with the main parts of a tree, (the roots, leaves and trunk); the processes of photosynthesis, respiration and transpiration and the important part trees play in the water and air cycles, as well as helping to prevent soil erosion. The video then goes on to identify the role trees play in providing food and shelter for birds and animals, and timber, paper and food for man. The message is clear: Care for trees.
Our collection comprises over 40,000 moving image works, acquired and catalogued between the 1940s and early 2000s. As a result, some items may reflect outdated, offensive and possibly harmful views and opinions. ACMI is working to identify and redress such usages.
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