We plant trees to shade our gardens and beautify our surroundings. These are wonderful benefits, but there are other benefits that trees can provide. Michal Mixa FdSc founded MMarboriculture in 2019. Michal Mixa FdSc. recognized that there was a better way to promote sustainability while also advising professionals and businesses on how to manage, maintain and overcome tree problems they face during arboricultural reports. This core value is deeply embedded in our company culture. We continue to improve our systems to help our clients move projects forward faster and more efficiently.
- Trees make your life more pleasant. It has been proven that spending time in nature and green spaces can reduce stress levels.
- Patients in hospitals have shown a faster recovery rate when they have a view of trees from their rooms.
- It has been proven that children retain more information if they spend time outside in green spaces.
- Many trees are planted to remember loved ones, or to mark significant life events.
Benefits for the community
- Your neighbors could benefit from the trees you own, even if they are not yours.
- Trees can be a great asset for your whole community if you plan well.
- Traffic moves more safely and slowly when it is lined with trees.
- You can place trees to block out unwanted views and noises from busy roads.
- Trees can be used to complement or enhance the design of buildings and entire neighborhoods.
Many environmental benefits can be derived from trees.
Trees can reduce urban heat island effects by evaporative cooling, and decreasing the amount of sunlight reaching buildings and parking lots. This is particularly true for areas with large impervious surfaces such as parking lots for stores or industrial complexes.
Trees help improve the quality of our air by filtering out harmful dust and pollutants like ozone, carbon monoxide and sulfur dioxide.
The oxygen we need to breathe is given off by trees.
Trees can reduce storm water runoff and erosion, which may help to reduce flooding effects.
Trees are essential habitat for many species of wildlife. Many birds and mammals depend on trees for food, shelter, and homes.
- By shading your south and west sides, well-placed trees can help reduce cooling costs. Deciduous trees can be used to allow the sun to shine through your home and heat it in winter.
- To reduce the chilling effects of winter winds, evergreen trees and shrubs on the north side can be used as windbreaks.
- A well-kept home with healthy mature trees can have a higher value than one that is not. Your trees’ value will be reduced if you top them.
- There are indirect economic benefits to trees. If we reduce our energy use, utility companies will have less demand for the infrastructure. This can lead to lower operating costs that can be passed onto the consumer.