It is the time of Thanksgiving and that means giving thanks to the people and things in our lives. That includes trees! Trees provide us with many benefits that we should always be thankful for.
From their natural beauty to keeping us healthy, here are just a few of the benefits they provide us:
Trees Help Reduce Pollution
Trees are an amazing organism that helps reduce pollution in the air. They absorb odors and gasses like nitrogen oxides, ammonia, sulfur dioxide, and ozone. They also prevent water pollution by breaking rainfall and preventing stormwater runoff.
Trees Keep Cities Cooler
Trees help keep our cities cooler by creating a cooling effect that counteracts the heating effect of pavement and buildings. The University of Wisconsin-Madison released a study that showed that the “right amount of tree cover can lower daytime temperatures by as much as 10 degrees Fahrenheit.”
Trees prevent the pavement from absorbing heat during the day and release water into the air at night, cooling things down.
Trees Increase Property Values
It’s true! Properties with trees tend to have higher values than those properties that are bare. In fact, their value can range from 5 to 20 percent higher!
Getting a tree inventory and appraisal from an ISA-certified arborist is an important step in understanding what trees you have on your property and their estimated worth. Not only will this provide you with valuable insight into the value of your trees, but a list of trees, their location, and their needs.
Trees Help Conserve Energy
The right tree in the right place will help conserve energy by reducing air conditioning needs by 30% and can save up to 50% in heating energy. For shade, plant trees on the southwest corner of the building to provide the greatest cooling benefit from the afternoon sun.
Schedule an appointment with an ISA-certified arborist to determine the best tree and its placement around your home or business.
Say ‘Thank You’ By Calling Hansen’s Tree Service
Your trees deserve only the best care. From pruning to health care and diagnosis, the right tree care will help extend the life of your trees and keep them healthy. For that, you need to choose the right tree care company.
Hansen’s Tree Service is insured, has several professional certifications, uses the right equipment for the job, and will always consult with you. Tree care is a dangerous job and we do everything we can to keep our employees, your trees, and your property safe.