The reasons for planting a tree can be diverse and far-reaching. However, your motivation for planting any tree may be social, environmental or economic. No matter your reason for adding trees to your property, the fact remains that this act will result in investing in your community and creating a green legacy for future generations to nature and enjoy.
On another note, the cost of planting tree seedlings, having an idea on what kind of tree to plant, knowing what expertise and machinery you will need to manage the trees, and having a good use for the wood once the tree is grown can be enough to put off many managers and land owners. But managing and planting trees does not have to be that disconcerting, and having trees on any piece of property can indeed bring a wealth of benefits.
The trees features
Every cultivated tree has features that best suit it for various landscape use. Each tree needs certain requirements that are critical for its survival in any yard. While some trees are more cold-hardy than others, therefore, you need to be keen about their zone rating for hardiness. However, many trees do best in rich, woodsy, moist soil that is on the acid side. But others do well in alkaline soil and also others can handle the wet ground.
The purpose of the tree
Another consideration to put in mind is that some trees have thorns that can be unsuitable for homes with kids. Others are messy and weedy for example sycamores, and its relatives drip hairy balls, twigs, and bark that can make your compound a little messy. However, if you choose the right area for some of these less-desirable trees, you tend to overlook their faults and have fun enjoying their benefits instead.
The size of the tree
Some properties can work well with small trees while others any tree can work just well. However, small trees are ideal for small homes, and large trees are ideal for large homes that have a long driveway.
Various trees survive in different environments. Some trees can withstand typical urban conditions, such as compacted soil, night lighting, salt spray from snow plows and poor drainage. Typically, these trees have a shorter lifespan compared to their country or suburban counterparts.
Why you should plant trees on your property
- Often trees produce oxygen thus improving air quality. They also store carbon, neutralizing harmful fossil-fuel burning byproducts.
- Trees tend to increase property value.
- Trees bring a feel good feeling. In that workers or even the homeowners become more productive when they spot trees from their windows or see them on their commute routes.
- Any tree can provide food and shelter for wildlife animals such as squirrels, birds, bugs and the list is endless.
- Trees used in landscapes help people to relax, reduce stress and even lower heart rates.
People cut down trees more often than they plant them. It is important to love our environment and take care of it since without trees we would live a rather hard life. Therefore, it is important to take the initiative of planting a tree wherever you are and help to look after the environment for a better tomorrow.