Roots of a treeYou see trees every day. But have you ever thought about the benefits of trees? Trees are a very valuable part of landscapes.

  • Trees improve air quality by removing particulates and air pollution.
  • The shade they cast on buildings can lower summer temperatures and reduce energy costs.
  • They increase property values.
  • They can help reduce pollution and flooding by taking up water with their roots—water that would otherwise have flowed off the landscape and created stormwater runoff.
  • Well-chosen and -maintained trees can also help protect your home from hurricane-force winds.