About trees

Learn More About the Benefits of Healthy Trees

Trees are essential to life on Earth. They provide us with oxygen, clean air and water, and regulate the climate. They also provide a home for wildlife, and offer us countless economic, social, and cultural benefits. Trees are a vital part of our world. They provide us with countless benefits, both tangible and intangible. We must all do our part to protect and care for our trees.

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Trees are Beneficial

Trees are some of the largest, and longest living organisms on earth. It provides habitat for many life forms and keeps our air clean. Trees absorb carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide and carbon monoxide. One large tree can provide a day’s supply of oxygen for four people.

Trees Save You Money

A tree can keep your house considerably cooler in the summer, lessening the need to use an air conditioner. It shades your lawn, lessening the need to water your grass and thereby reducing your water bill. Shade over your driveway will preserve the concrete and the paint on your car. (Unfortunately, a tree over your driveway will also give a bird a perch so it can leave its mark on that same car!)

Trees are Beautiful

An ever-changing centerpiece that brings new sights and smells with each season, a tree is a wonderful asset to the landscape of your yard.

Trees Increase Property Value

A beautiful mature tree can increase the value of your home up to 20%. Investment in landscaping returns 100% or more.* * Arbor Day Foundation


A tree’s crown acts like a sail and can catch the wind and bring the whole tree down. What a disaster! Pruning thins the crown, giving air passage. In a similar way, a tree catches wet heavy snow and breaks major branches, often leading to the demise of the entire tree. The same pruning technique is used to thin the crown to lessen its ability to catch snow.
The best thing to do is water your tree regularly. All winter long your trees are working on buds that will flower in the spring. Trees depend on snow for their water intake, and without a very snowy winter, they will appreciate a good drink of water.