There are so many reasons to love trees, from their beauty to their many environmental benefits. In addition to providing wildlife with habitat space that is often lacking in modern neighborhoods, preventing erosion, and providing shade, they also serve another very important function: purifying the air!
If you’re considering adding trees to your yard, we’re here to help. Read on to learn how trees improve air quality, and which trees will make great additions to your landscape.
How do trees purify the air?
Just as humans breathe in oxygen and breathe out carbon monoxide as a waste product, trees “breathe” too! However, they take in carbon monoxide (as well as pollutants like nitrogen oxide, ammonia, ozone, etc.) and release oxygen as a waste product.
What type of trees should I plant?
- Maple – This tree has a high capacity for absorbing CO2. Not to mention that it’s beautiful and grows a staggering 82 feet.
- Oak – Oaks are a wonderful option. These majestic trees also eliminate large amounts of CO2 and other pollutants, and they can grow even larger than maples. Some species of Oak grow to well over 100 feet tall!
- Ash – This deciduous tree grows quickly and can store large amounts of CO2 and other pollutants over the course of 30 years.
Are you ready to add value to your home, beautify your yard, and do your part to help reduce smog and CO2? Well then contact us by giving us a call today at (800) 892-4326! We’d love to help you choose the trees that are right for you.