What are the benefits of planting trees in my landscape?
We know trees create oxygen through photosynthesis, provide food and shelter for wildlife, offer lumber for limitless uses, and so much more. But how can trees be helpful to the average suburban home or business owner? Here are a few benefits to consider while the season of tree planting quickly approaches.
Environmental: Not only do they protect from some of Mother Nature's harshest weather, but trees also reduce storm water runoff, improve soil erosion, and even work as an oxygen pumping machine for all those who might live in a highly polluted area. Now that's a breath of fresh air.
Aesthetic: Do you have an area of your landscape that is just missing that something special? A tree can be the cure! You can even plant a few ornamental trees to enhance an area. Crabapples, pears, and cherry trees are just a few of Omaha's favorite flowering specimens.
Economic: Some folks are unaware of the economic values of trees. Calculating the value of urban trees has been a popular area of interest in the past decade. If your house is built in an area with high winds and intense sunlight, trees properly placed can save on energy costs. Trees can also enhance the value of residential and business properties. Studies have shown that trees play a huge role in attracting visitors, businesses, and new residents. The shade of a great canopy can reduce the maintenance on materials that might be easily degraded by heat, such as pavement or siding. This tree benefit calculator provides a basic approximation the benefits a specific tree may add to your property. A carefully selected and placed tree now can pay dividends in the future.Whatever your reason may be for an investment in a new tree, be sure that you choose the right tree for the right place. Be sure to subscribe to our blog for more information about our shady friends.