Trees combat climate change
Maybe you’re already in the habit of recycling and unplugging electronics when not in use. Wondering what else you could do to reduce your carbon footprint? Planting a tree goes a long way toward fighting climate change.
If you remember from science class, trees go through a process known as photosynthesis. In short, they absorb harmful carbon dioxide, remove and store the carbon, and release oxygen back into the air. Our arborist encourages you to do your part in taking care of Mother Nature and consider planting a tree.
Trees clean the air and help us breathe
In addition to carbon dioxide, trees also absorb odors pollutants like nitrogen oxide, ammonia, sulfur dioxide, and ozone. According to the Arbor Day Foundation, “it’s estimated that one tree can absorb nearly 10 pounds of polluted air each year and release 260 pounds of oxygen.” In turn, the more trees we plant, the cleaner our air will be.
Trees save you money
Northern Colorado residents spend a pretty penny to heat and cool their homes. If you no longer want to dread viewing your monthly utility bill, planting a tree might give you some financial relief. Your tree will provide shade from the hot summer sun and shelter from those bone-chilling winds in the winter.
Trees increase your home’s value
Maybe you’re about to put your house up for sale and take advantage of this white-hot real estate market while there’s still time. Sure, you could take on any number of renovation projects to make your residence stand out. One out-of-the-box idea worth considering, though, is planting a tree.
Believe it or not, having a tree in the yard increases your home’s value by up to 15 percent. Remember that prospective buyers will be drawn to homes with the most curb appeal. We don’t have to remind you that trees make your home and yard more beautiful.
Trees are good for your health
You’ve heard the phrase “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” But what about trees are so good for your mental and physical health? Studies show that a view of trees in urban settings reduces stress, anxiety, and crime rate.