Introduction:They say that we plant a tree not for ourselves, but for future generations. Planting a tree is a tremendously good thing to do. It's a concrete, hands-on gift to tomorrow. Here are five of the benefits of planting a tree, besides the feel-good factor:
Trees produce shade and coolness for your home , yard, or in a park. Especially in paved areas with lots of heat absorbent and reflectant surfaces like a city, shade trees are essential. A shade tree can make it pleasant to be outdoors on a sunny summer day rather than intolerable.
Trees are also beautiful. Choose a type that blossoms in the spring, that drapes in a lovely way, or that makes your heart soar because of its classic majesty.
Trees take in carbon dioxide, and give off oxygen. Oxygen, of course, is what we breathe. Fresh oxygen given off by trees is necessary. Hurray for trees!
Animals like birds and squirrels need trees for shelter and food. Planting a big old tree creates a home for scores of creatures. It's necessary for the ecosystem to work.
The trunk, branches, and leaves of a tree have a lot of porous mass to them. They absorb sound, and when planted strategically, can be pretty good noise controlling barriers to a street or whatever.
The roots of a tree are often as big below ground as the tree above ground. The roots of a tree help stop soil erosion. They also help filter rain water before it reaches an aquifer or makes its way along the watershed.
Planting a tree is a feel good move that truly matters. I've reminded you of just five of the benefits of planting a tree.I bet you can think of even more.
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