The Benefits of Planting Trees
“A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people. ”
― Franklin D. Roosevelt
Clean the Air, Cool the Earth, Enjoy Life: Plant a Tree
There are so many reasons to plant trees, such as for their beauty and to provide shade. By planting and caring for trees, you help improve your surroundings, reduce pollution, lower energy costs, improve the appearance of your community, and increase the value of your property.
Consider your tree to be like a natural air conditioner since they reduce air temperatures by blocking sunlight. The temperature in urban areas is often nine degrees warmer than in areas with heavy tree cover. They also absorb noise, provide privacy, peace and tranquility. There is nothing more relaxing than lying in a hammock looking up through the tree branches!
By planting evergreen trees on your home’s windward side, it helps reduce wind speed and loss of heat from your home. Trees absorb carbon dioxide and potentially harmful gasses from the air and release oxygen. By reducing carbon monoxide, dust and other potentially harmful gasses in the air, our air quality is improved significantly.
Trees help reduce surface water runoff from storms, thus decreasing soil erosion and the accumulation of sediments in streams.
Trees add music to your life by attracting birds and other animals. It also can provide pleasant smells. A cherry tree can perfume the air with 200,000 flowers.
Trees can also provide habitat and food for birds and other animals. So why not plant a tree today?!?