Now whilst many of us don’t have the luxury of having a tree in our garden or on our land, it must be remembered that they come in many shapes and sizes. Even if you have land that is spatially challenged, squeezing in a tree is a good thing and will benefit you. Keep reading to find out why.
Reason one - they can make an area look great. Seeing trees in green spaces, parks and our own back yard can encourage us to spend more time outdoors. Running around with the kids, taking the dog for a walk, cycling or simply sitting and relaxing all help to reduce stress and improve our quality of life.
Reason two - They provide clean air. Not only are trees a producer of oxygen, they also act as filters of smelly, polluting air like smog. Imagine them as giant air-conditioning units: they take in the yukky air and turn it into air that is clean and much better for us to breath in.
Reason three - Wildlife habitat. Trees provide important habitats for numerous insects, birds and animal species. Just because we can’t see them, doesn’t mean that they’re not there.
Reason four – Studies about urban landscaping report that having trees can help lower crime rates. This might be to do with the fact that they contribute towards reducing blood pressure, slowing heartbeats and helping to relax the patterns of brain waves. They really do have a positive impact.
Reason five – Trees planted within the garden of your home or on the streets in and around your neighbourhood can add value to your home. They sell quicker, are valued higher and are considered to be more aesthetically pleasing.
Reason six – High street shops can benefit from the presence of trees as well as residential homes. Trees enhance economic stability by attracting businesses and people linger and shop longer when trees are present. The same applies to offices and flats. When trees are approximate and grown in a manner to provide a cover, the occupancy rate is higher and workers are more productive.
Reason seven - Trees block and absorb sound and it has been recorded that they can reduce noise pollution by as much as 40 percent.
Reason eight – It’s not just air and sound quality that trees improve - they are also natural blockers of wind and sun. Tree can help reduce heating in the winter and keep a home cool in the summer.
Reason nine – Ever heard the term concrete jungle? Well even the most unattractive view can be improved with the planting of some trees.
Reason ten – In addition to all these amazing benefits, even the colour of trees has a benefit. Green is a soothing calming colour and can help relieve eye strain.
So what are you waiting for? Have these benefits convinced you to do something about the trees in your garden? Are they in need of a trim, prune or lift?
Let us make that assessment for you. Tree-Surgeon Essex is made up of a team of professional arborists that love working with trees. If you need help with trees in Essex, then give us a call today on 01708 578 017.