Benefits of Trees

  1. trees 1Trees Improve Health

    1. Trees improve our mood and emotions creating feelings of relaxation and well-being
    2. Trees provide privacy and a sense of security
    3. Tree foliage helps to trap and hold particulate pollutants such as dust, ash, pollen and smoke that can damage our lungs
    4. Because of their potential for long life, trees are frequently planted as living memorials.
    5. Trees act as buffers absorbing a significant amount of urban noise.


  2. Trees add natural character to our cities and towns:
    1. They provide us with colours, flowers, and beautiful shapes
    2. Trees add interest by changing with the seasons.
    3. Trees create habitats and food supplies for birds and animals.


  3. Trees reduce pollution:
    1. Trees absorb carbon dioxide and other gases and in turn replenish the atmosphere with oxygen.
    2. An acre of trees produces enough breathing oxygen for 18 people every day.
    3. An acre of trees absorbs enough carbon dioxide over a year’s time to equal the amount you produce when you drive your car 26,000miles.
    4. A single mature tree can absorb 48 pounds of carbon dioxide per year and release enough oxygen back into the atmosphere to support two(2) human beings.
    5. Over 50 years, a tree generates $31,250.00 worth of oxygen, provides $62,000.00 worth of air pollution control, recycles $37,500.00 worth of water and controls $31,250.00 worth of soil erosion.
    6. City streets lined with trees show a 60 per cent reduction in street-level particulates.
    7. One 12-inch sugar maple along a roadway removes 60mg. of cadmium, 140mg. of chromium, 820mg. of nickel and 5,200 mg. of lead from the environment each growing season.


  4. Trees conserve water and prevent soil erosion:
    1. Trees reduce surface runoff from storm water and prevent soil erosion and sedimentation of streams.
    2. Trees increase ground water recharge to help make up for losses in paved areas.
    3. Trees prevent wind from eroding soil.


  5. Trees save energy:
    1. Deciduous trees provide shade and block heat from the sun during hotter months. By dropping their leaves in the fall they admit sunlight in the winter.
    2. Shade from trees over hard surfaces such as driveways, patios, and sidewalks minimizes landscape heat load.
    3. Shade trees can reduce air conditioning costs up to 30 per cent.
    4. Evergreens planted on the north sides of buildings can intercept and slow winter winds.


  6. Trees increase economic stability:
    1. Trees enhance community economic stability by attracting businesses and tourists.
    2. Healthy trees can add up to 20 per cent to residential property values. Contact us today about planting trees, hedges and shrubs »

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