Trees are a crucial part of the landscape. They not only add beauty to a yard, they also provide cooling shade in hot sunny days and other benefits such as pollination. However, if you’re going to plant a tree, it’s a good idea to learn a bit more about them before you start digging up the soil and placing it in the center of your garden. It might seem like a simple concept at first, but the truth is, some trees are more beneficial to the air than others. You want to be sure that your tree isn’t going to be too large or else you’ll end up breathing in more harmful than beneficial air.
One way to find out if a tree is going to be an issue for your air quality is to visit your local library. There are many books that have to do with trees, and if there are any that interest you, purchase them. Many libraries also have guides available that explain in great detail how trees benefit the air and what kinds of trees are best for the yard. Another option is to visit your local outdoors shop. These stores usually have books available for people who want to learn a little more about their yard. It’s always a good idea to get the facts before you start digging.
Some trees benefit the air more than others. A big tree, like a giant maple or oak, can block out the sun’s rays for an extended period of time. This will allow the air around it to become cooler. The same is true for certain trees such as, the birch, alder and pine. The leaves of these trees absorb a lot of ultraviolet light, which cools the air around them. This is why you’ll often see a picnic table or outdoor bench covered in leaves of these trees.
Certain smaller trees will help to filter the air. They’ll do this by filtering the air through their leaves. Many times, you’ll hear someone say that they “over-heated” while out camping or hiking in the woods. The leaves on these trees filter the air and help to keep the temperatures cooler.
Trees also act as natural air purifiers. Sometimes they’ll gather bird droppings, which can become quite smelly. Cleaning the leaves of the tree will also help to get rid of the smell. It also keeps birds from using the area as a nesting site.
Finally, a healthy tree can also increase property value. Over time, trees will be able to support a building. As well, there are many tax benefits available when trees are built. Just make sure that you are purchasing a quality tree.