Trees in cities are working overtime. From removing carbon dioxide and pollutants from the air, intercepting rainfall and increasing property values. Here is our brief list of how Trees Benefit Us:
Trees provide oxygen to clean the air:
Trees absorb odors and pollutant gases and filter particulates out of the air by trapping them on their leaves and bark. Also, an average size tree produces enough oxygen in one year to keep a family of four breathing.
Three trees planted in the right place around buildings can cut air-conditioning costs up to 50 percent. By reducing the energy demand for AC, we reduce carbon dioxide and other pollution emissions from power plants.
Helps to save water:
Shade from trees slows water evaporation from thirsty lawns. Most newly planted trees need only fifteen gallons of water a week. As trees transpire, they increase atmospheric moisture.
They provide food and shelter:
An apple tree can yield up to 15-20 bushels of fruit per year and can be planted on the tiniest urban lot. Aside from fruit for humans, trees provide shelter and food for wildlife such as birds, squirrels, raccoons, and bugs.
Aid in soil erosion:
On hillsides or stream slopes, trees slow runoff and hold soil in place.
Shields children from ultra-violet rays:
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Trees reduce UV-B exposure by about 50 percent, thus providing protection to children on school campuses and playgrounds.
They are beautiful and sacred:
Trees are stunning parts of our natural landscape. From the first buds of spring to the colorful leaves in the fall, trees are gorgeous. As trees make a great decoration, they still hold special meaning in many cultures today.
This beautiful Orange County estate needs constant care to maintain it’s beauty and value.
The estate keeps its show house status with its neatly trimmed palms and trees.