Trees are essential to our human survival. Without trees, our environment would be void of oxygen. We sure do cut a lot of them down for paper and such (although that seems to be decreasing in the digital age).
As a Charlotte tree service company, we specialize in tree care and tree removal, but you may be surprised to learn that we won’t always advise you to cut down a tree. We only advocate tree removal if a tree is diseased or dying and cannot be remedied with pruning, or if land must be cleared in order to erect a building or complex that’s sure to improve our local economy.
Otherwise, we make every effort to keep as many trees thriving as possible. And in the event that one or more must be cut down, we will advocate for new ones to be planted, simply because of the many benefits trees provide. Here are 8 benefits of trees–all reasons to plant more and chop less!
#1. Air purification. In addition to being a great source of the oxygen in our environment, trees also help to keep the air clean. In fact, one study found that people in areas with fewer trees actually suffer from more instances of heart disease and respiratory disease. As natural air purifiers, they remove many harmful particles from the air allowing us to breathe easier.
#2. Water purification. Did you know that trees also filter water? Cities surrounded by forests only need to perform minimal extra filtration on their water, because the trees do most of the job for them naturally.
#3. Crime prevention. It may sound strange, but crime is actually less prevalent in neighborhoods with a lot of trees. While we’re not exactly sure why, researchers believe that more greenery produces a calming effect wherein neighbors feel more comfortable associating with each other, increasing trust within their communities.
#4. Better mental health. Again, trees produce a calming effect that contributes to one’s mental health, in addition to providing physical health benefits as well. Have you ever noticed that you feel better after taking a walk in the woods? That’s because nature contributes to your overall well-being, and the mental and physical affect each other.
#5. Fewer floods. Trees can hold a very large amount of water. Areas with more tree coverage help to prevent the flooding that may occur in inner city and even suburban neighborhoods with more open landscapes.
#6. Shelter for other wildlife. Animals need shelter. By removing trees, we essentially make them homeless. By planting more trees, we’re providing more places for animals to take up their habitat, improving our planet’s biodiversity.
#7. Better curb appeal. Trees make your property look better and may even contribute to the positive mental attitude of prospective buyers who come to see your home. If you’re trying to increase your curb appeal and property value, it may be wise to start planting more trees a before you sell.
You can either go about planting the trees yourself, or you can hire the best tree service Charlotte NC has to offer. (Hint: that’s us!) We’d be glad to help you improve your landscape with a few new tall boys. Give us a call today at (704) 207-0842 to discuss your needs and get a FREE estimate for tree planting.