What is the importance of forest as a resource?

Forests are renewable resources which provide :
(a) Habitat, food, protection to wildlife.
(b) Help in balancing C$H_{2}$ and $O_{2}$ of atmosphere.
© Improves water holding capacity of soil.
(d) Regulates water cycle.
(e) For human being, they are the source for all essential commodities like, fuel wood, timber pulp and paper, etc.
(f) It provides useful products like fruits, resins, gums, essential oils, bidi wrapper, etc.