Read the following extract and answer the questions given below: The banyan tree was three times as tall as our house Its trunk had a circumference of fifty feet Its scraggly aerial roots fell to the ground From thirty feet or more so first they cut the branches Sawing them off for seven days and the heap was huge Insects and birds began to leave the tree And then they came to its massive trunk Fifty men with axes chopped and chopped The great tree revealed its rings of two hundred years We watched in terror and fascination this slaughter
(1) How does the poet describe the banyan tree?
(2) According to you, how are trees important to maintain ecological balance?
(3) Pick out an example of repetition from the extract.
(4) Pick out the words in the extract which are related to the killing.
(1) The banyan tree is described as extremely huge, high and with the circumference of fifty feet.
(2) Trees give us oxygen. Trees are known to breathe out oxygen and intake carbon - dioxide. Thus supplying the atmosphere with sufficient pure air for human breath, they absorb all the carbon dioxide during the day and night. They provide shelter for both birds and animals in the forest. Thus we can say that trees are the natural protector of our environment.