The large-scale destruction of trees in forests which eventually damage the quality of land and soil in the area. Forest trees are cut down usually to make way for agriculture, for logging or to make way for roads and urban sprawl. Deforestation devastates the environment in many ways. Among it’s effects: It displaces land animals and plants that live in forests, driving down their populations, and It accelerates climate change since trees play a crucial role in absorbing greenhouse gases.