If you haven’t thought about it yet, it’s time to consider planting trees on your land. Doing this offers numerous benefits. Beyond the aesthetics of trees, you can create positive environmental changes in your area and community.
Here’s are some reasons why you should plant trees on your land:
1. Trees Provide Shade
Before building your land, it is essential to determine where you will plant trees. Typically, plant trees in sunny areas to have shade where you need it.
Not only does the sun’s heat deter you from working too much, especially during the summer, but it affects your home’s energy costs. If you use air conditioning in the summer, you can lower your energy bills by placing trees around your home.
Planting trees isn’t a complete energy solution, as you need to keep your home’s windows and doors closed. However, trees can decrease the amount of energy required to cool your home.
2. Trees Reduce Water Bills
Although it’s not 100 percent effective, planting trees around your home can help reduce your water bill.
While you may have to water your trees more often, they will provide shade, which helps to keep the temperature under control. This reduces the amount of water you need to use to keep your grass green.
3. Protect Your Land from Erosion
Erosion is a concern with soil, especially when it is left exposed. Planting trees on your land can help protect the ground, as well as keep it hydrated.
You need to plant trees that don’t require lots of water or aren’t easily blown over. Even if you plant trees that can withstand the winds, you still need to ensure that the soil remains intact if you are planting in sandy or clay soil.
4. Trees Are Beautiful
Trees are beautiful and can increase the curb appeal of your home. They can be a great addition to any landscaping. When purchasing trees, you want to make sure you get the right tree for the right spot on your land.
5. Trees Clean the Air
Trees are great at filtering the air around them. Trees absorb carbon dioxide and emit oxygen. Trees also absorb nitrogen dioxide and other chemicals that are in the air around them.
6. Trees Provide Shade for Your Home
Planting trees on the south side of your home provides shade for your home. This can decrease your energy bills and the temperature inside your home, even on the hottest summer days.
You should keep in mind that you need to keep your home’s windows and doors closed when you have trees on the south side of your home.
7. Trees Reduce the Amount of Water Pollution
Trees help to reduce the amount of pollution in water. Trees filter rainwater before it gets into local waterways, reducing the amount of contamination that gets into the water.
Trees also help with water conservation by reducing the amount of runoff that occurs. This can help to prevent flooding.
While you can’t plant enough trees to solve all of the world’s problems, you can plant trees on your land. Not only do trees require less water and fertilizer than grass, but they are also a more attractive option to have on your land. Take the time to plant trees on your land today so that you can enjoy their benefits in the future.
Future Forest Inc is composed of logging and forestry experts in Western New York. We provide quality forest management services across the Western NY region, helping homeowners and communities build a more sustainable and environmentally-friendly future. If you want to practice sustainable forestry, beginning with planting trees on your property, get in touch with us! Let us help you with that.