The Benefit of Trees
Trees are planted for a variey of reasons. Tree planting can add to the scenery or backdrop of a home, office or business, while providing shade and shelter from the elements in other scenarios. Below is a list of some of the common benefits of trees:Social Benefits of Trees
It has been recognized throughout history, that certain trees and plants can have a comforting influence on people and animals. In fact, you have probably been in an environment, or know of a location, where there are trees and plants, that you find relaxing.
The peaceful mood that can come with an appropriately vegetated landscape, is more than what meets the eye. It affects all of the five major senses, which is needed in order to completely alter your state of mind.
People have recovered more quickly from illness and surgeries, when exposed to an environment of plants and trees. This is due to the stress relieving affects that nature has to offer. Some examples would be: listening to a breeze flowing through the leaves of a accurately center-pruned Live Oak tree, watching the fronds of a nicely trimmed Coconut Palm rustle in the wind, enjoying the fragrance of the frangipani tree, carried on a light breeze, softly perfuming the air.
Trees often have a commemorative connection associated with them, such as a child's first swing, or the place of a first kiss, or may have been planted by a dear, departed loved one; and often times trees will be planted in memory of someone special.Community Benefits of Trees
Trees effect everyone in the community, so proper planning is a must when planting, trimming or removing trees.
When planting trees, consideration must be given to the species, and the expected size, once it has matured. This can benefit the surrounding environment, in terms of offering shade, shelter and other benefits for humans and animals. But a large tree can also create issues with root and branch invasion for neighboring properties. This is where a professional licensed and insured tree service contractor is beneficial. Large trees can be enjoyed on one property, without infringing on the rights and property of others.
Trees can also serve many functions where building, street and community planning come into play. For security purposes, certain trees provide privacy, while others would allow for more exposure. Some trees block unwanted views, while other emphasize certain views, or reduce the glare from outside light sources like the sun, or a street lamp.Environmental Benefits of Trees
One way trees benefit the environment, is by helping to eliminate harmful pollutants in the air, and lower temperatures and block harmful rays, which can cause harm to humans and animals.
Trees also offer some protection from rain, sleet and hail, as well as reducing storm run-off, flooding and erosion.