Forest provides multiple benefits to the environment, people, and animals. The list of benefits is as follows
·Forest helps in to cool air temperature by release of water vapor into the air.
·At day time trees generate oxygen and store carbon dioxide, which helps to clean air.
·Forest attracts wildlife and offer food and protection to them.
·Forests offer privacy, reduce light reflection, offer a sound barrier and help guide wind direction and speed.
·Trees offer artistic functions such as creating a background, framing a view, complementing architecture, and so on.
·Well managed forests supply higher quality water with less impurity than water from other resources.
·Some forests raise the total water stream, but this is not true for all forests.
·Forests help in controlling the level of floods.
·Forest provides different kinds of wood which are used for different purposes like making furniture, paper, and pencils and so on.
·Forest helps in giving the direction of the wind and its speed.
·Forest helps in keeping the environment healthy and beautiful.
·Forests also minimize noise pollution.
·Forest helps the scientist to invent new medicine as the forest has a different kind of plants and herb.
All benefits quoted above are purely the outcome of forests and cannot be derived from agriculture. If the cost of these is calculated in terms of money, it will be far above the outcome/benefits of agriculture.