aware of it or not, all of us like to be around trees
because they make life more pleasant.
respond to the presence of trees beyond simply observing
their beauty. We feel serene, peaceful, restful, and
tranquil when around trees...we are “at home”
there. In studies, hospital patients have been shown
to recover from surgery more quickly when their hospital
room offered a view of trees.
stature, strength, and endurance of trees give them
a cathedral-like quality. Because of their potential
for long life, trees frequently are planted as living
memorials. We often become personally attached to trees
that we or those we love have planted.
trees in cities or communities are planted to provide
beauty or shade. These are two excellent reasons for
their use. Not only are trees a beautiful addition to
any outdoor environment, strategically placed ones (on
the west side of a home or building) can help to reduce
cooling costs during the warm season.
Benefits of Trees
Benefits - Even
though trees may be private property, their size often
makes them part of the community as well. Communities
where many trees exist feel more inviting and are asthetically
more appealing. They provide background to and soften,
compliment, or enhance the architecture.
Benefits - Trees alter the environment
in which we live by moderating climate, improving air
quality, conserving water, and harboring wildlife.
control is obtained by moderating the effects of sun,
wind, and rain. Radiant energy from the sun is absorbed
or deflected by leaves on deciduous trees in the summer
and is only filtered by branches of deciduous trees
in winter. It's nice to have some shady refuge around
during the hot days of summer. In winter, we value the
sun’s radiant energy. Therefore, we should plant
only small or deciduous trees on the south or east side
root sytems of moistue-loving trees such as riverbirch
and weeping willow help to soak up excess water in boggy
areas of the yard or landscape.
in the vicinity of trees is cooler than that away from
trees. The larger the tree, the greater the cooling.
By using trees in the cities, planners are able to moderate
the heat-island effect caused by pavement and buildings
in commercial areas. The same thing goes for around
quality can be improved through the planting of trees.
Leaves filter the air we breathe by removing dust and
other particulates. Rain then washes the pollutants
to the ground. Leaves of trees also absorb carbon dioxide
from the air to form carbohydrates that are used in
the trees structure and function. In this process, leaves
also absorb other air pollutants - such as ozone, carbon
monoxide, and sulfur dioxide - then giving off oxygen.
planting trees, we return to a more natural, less artificial
environment. Trees can create a wildlife habitat on
your property, attracting birds and other wildlife by
providing homes and sometimes food for them. Planting
trees is an excellent way to restore natural harmony
to the urban environment.
Benefits - Trees have value and become
more valuable as they grow larger. In addition to the
economic benefits associated with energy costs, trees
also substancially increase the value of your property
as they grow larger. Trees are a wise investment of
funds because landscaped homes are more valuable than
nonlandscaped homes. Hybridizing in the modern day has
helped to bring us trees that grow much faster than
their parents did.
Heating costs can be reduced substancially
when a home has a windbreak created by hedge and screen
plantings using large growing evergreen shrubs or trees.
Flowering trees bring color to your landscape in almost
every season. In the South, tulip trees (Japanese magnolias)
and Okame cherry are first to bloom in spring. Next
comes redbuds, dogwoods and the other flowering cherries.
Crape myrtles bloom and provide bountiful color during
the summer months and are unrivaled in longevity of
bloom (75-100 days). In fall, hybrid Maples such as
Autumn Flame and Autumn Blaze set your landscape on
fire with their red foliage display. The Gingko tree
produces the most spectacular display of yellow you've
ever seen on a tree. Many of the Faurieii hybrid crape
myrtles have beautiful fall foliage in shades of maroon,
orange, or red. Bald cypress and the evergreen cryptomeria
'Yoshino' show off in fall with their orange to rust
- Riverbirch, elms, bald cypress, and many of the Fauriei
hybrid crape myrtles bring winter interest to the landscape
with their attractive shedding bark.
you can see, there are many benefits of trees.
If you have any questions regarding trees, need more
information or would like to place an order please feel
free to call us at 678-677-5931
- Sales manager