Poem 5 Trees

Text Book Questions and Answers

Working with the poem (Page 84)

Question 1.
What are the games or human activities which use trees, or in which trees also “participate’?
We can play many games by using trees. We can swing swings on tree. One can hide behind a tree while playing the game of hide and seek. Our kites can get caught in the trées. There are a lot of human activities in which trees also participate. Human beings can make tree-houses in trees. We can have tea parties under the trees. Human beings can enjoy cool shade under the trees in summer. Trees also provide us with various kinds of fruits. Trees provide us clean air. We get timber from trees to build our houses and furniture etc. Wood is also used for burning.

Question 2.
(i) “Trees are to make no shade in winter.” What does this mean ?
(Contrast this line with the line immediately before it.)
As compared to summer season, sunshine in winter is less brighter. Moreover shade is not needed in winter. The people enjoy basking in the direct sunshine in winter.

(ii) “Trees are for apples to grow on, or pears.” Do you agree that one purpose of a tree is to have fruit on it ? Or do you think this line is humorous ?
One of the most important functions of the trees is to bear and provide us fruits. It is a fact. So, this line cannot be called humorous.

Question 3.
With the help of your partner, try to rewrite some lines in the poem, or add new ones of your own as in the following examples.
Trees are for birds to build nests in.
Trees are for people to sit under.
Now try to compose a similar poem about water, or air.
Water is the elixir of life for us.
Water is essential for our survival
Water is for fish to live in
Water is a boon for the birds
Water is for plants to trees to grow
Water is a means of transportation
Water is for clothes to be cleaned.


The poet tells us how important the trees are for all of us. In one way or the other trees are used to make tree houses, tree homes and children play various games under them. Trees provide us with shade and fruits. Trees give us timber and joy also.

Word notes

NCERT Solutions for Class 7 English Honeycomb Poem 5 Trees

Trees Complete hindi translation


Take a few ………. ……tree. (Page 83)

एक दूसरे को उन वृक्षों के नाम बताने के लिए कुछ मिनट लो जिन्हें तुम जानते हो या जिनके बारे में तुमने सुना है। उन चीजों के नाम बताओ जो वृक्ष हमें देते हैं। तब वृक्षों के बारे में यह कविता पढ़ो।

1. Trees are …………… on. (Page 83)

पेड़ पक्षियों के लिए हैं।
पेड़ बच्चों के लिए हैं।
पेड़ वृक्ष-घर बनाने के लिए हैं।
पेड़ झूले झूलने के लिए हैं।

2. Trees are…… ……..caught in. (Page 83)

पेड़ उनमें से हवा बहने के लिए हैं।
पेड़ छुपा छुपाई के खेल में छिपने के लिए हैं।
पेड़ उनके नीचे इकट्ठे चाय पीने के लिए हैं।
पेड़ पतंगें अटकने के लिए हैं।

3. Trees are to.. ……”Timber (Page 83)

पेड़ गर्मियों में शीतल छाया देने के लिए हैं।’
पेड़ सर्दियों में छाया न देने के लिए हैं।
पेड़ सेब और नाशपातियाँ उगाने के लिए हैं;
पेड़ काटकर गिराने और ‘लकड़ी’ पुकारने के लिए हैं।

4. Trees make…. ……………this fall! (Page 83)

पेड़ माताओं को यह कहने के लिए हैं,
“वाह! कितना सुन्दर चित्र चित्रण के लिए है!” .
पेड़ पिताओं को यह कहने के लिए हैं,
“इस पतझड़ में कितने पत्ते बटोरने हैं!”