“You know me, I think there ought to be a big old tree right there. And let’s give him a friend. Everybody needs a friend.” ― Bob Ross
There is something about trees that speaks to people in a very fundamental way. Planting a tree is a long-term commitment and that captures the imagination.
Trees’ shade provides a peaceful resting spot, and a contemplative space to sit and think. They promote well-being and lessen anxiety and worry. They make the planet healthier by producing oxygen and absorbing carbon dioxide, and they increase property values.
We love trees.
They stabilize soils and prevent erosion, act as privacy screens and soften harsh landscapes. They are long lasting and attract wildlife (entire ecosystems live in trees!). When paired with shrubs, trees add texture and dimension, color and form, to any landscape.
When well-placed, trees lower home cooling and heating costs, and remove pollutants from the air. They provide us with wood for fires, dwellings, furniture, musical instruments, paper, and more.
Trees’ shining benefits are the ones provided for people. Trees inspire us with their strength, uprightness, and sometimes quirkiness. Their beautiful sounds remind us of stability, protection, and respect for nature. They are stress relievers, offering us places for quiet contemplation, solace, and daydreaming.
Their bark, sap, and flowers delight us with scents found only in nature.
Trees orchestrate dazzling displays of color and make for good climbing. They are also healers – long used by traditional healers to treat health conditions.
Outdoor Craftsmen landscape designers often being their design with trees firmly in mind. They are the foundation of plant material in the landscape and considered as strong structural elements by our creative landscape conjurers.