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Why are trees so important?

Trees are essential for people, the environment and wildlife! Not only aesthetically pleasing to look at, trees provide a variety of benefits we often overlook.

  • Trees are beautiful!
  • Trees add to local biodiversity and provide food and nesting resources for many different wildlife species. Birds, bees, bats, squirrels and numerous insects rely on trees to survive.
  • Trees act like sponges absorbing CO2 from the atmosphere. A single tree can absorb as much as 22kg of carbon a year, locking it away in the trunk and roots.
  • As well as absorbing CO2, trees can act like a natural air purifiers, removing pollutant gases such as nitrogen oxides, ozone, ammonia and sulfur dioxide from the air while releasing oxygen.

 

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  • Trees help with regulating temperatures outdoors. The canopy acts like a parasol preventing the suns rays reaching the earth beneath, while the leaves release water in the heat, creating a cooling effect, similar to how we sweat to keep cool!  In the winter, strategically planted trees can act as a wind break from prevailing cold winds.
  • Tree planting helps to prevent soil erosion especially on hillsides or the banks of waterways. The roots of trees dig deep into the ground helping to hold soil in place.
  • Trees feed us and provide us with valuable products like wood for construction and fuel, paper and medicine such as Aspirin. Growing your own food is enjoyable and rewarding. Many trees can provide us with an abundance of fruits and nuts. There are fruit trees suitable for every garden including space-saving trees such as espalier, fan-trained, step-over and patio fruit trees.

 

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  • Trees make us feel better. It has been widely noted that spending time in the natural environment has a positive impact on physical and mental health. The health benefits of spending time in nature are numerous, including lowering blood pressure and stress hormones, improving mood, reducing anxiety and increasing self-esteem.
  • There is a tree suitable for every garden, aspect and budget, so lets get planting!

Love Plants top 5 trees for smaller gardens

  1. Prunus incisa ‘Kojo-no-mai
  2. Salix caprea ‘Kilmarnock’
  3. Malus ‘Jelly King’
  4. Cercis canadensis ‘Forest Pansy’
  5. Sorbus vilmorinii

 

Our Friends of Love Plants members received 10% discount on our trees across August 2023.

This included:

  • All Fruit & Nut trees: Espalier, step-over and patio trees
  • All ornamental trees including: Olives, Acers and starter trees

As a Friend of Love Plants, you will receive informative guides from our team and also exclusive offers.

To become a Friend of Love Plants and receive these benefits, please click here

 

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