Trees are a very important part of our environmental health. They provide food and shelter for wildlife. They help to improve the air that we breathe by reducing pollution and regulating microclimates. Their root systems help to reduce flooding and help with erosion, plus they make the world a more beautiful place.
Just like any other living thing, they have weaknesses. Invasive insects, disease, severe weather and age can all take a toll on a tree. In some cases, the damage may be severe enough to require a tree removal company. Once the tree is removed, it not only leaves an empty space on your property, but it also has a negative impact on the environment.
So what’s the answer? Plant a tree. If one tree is removed, plant another to restore the balance. It is suggested that you plant the same type of tree, unless there is a good reason not to. The same type of tree is usually indigenous to the area and will thrive.
Your tree removal company can advise you as to what type of tree would make a suitable replacement if you need a different species from the one that was removed. They can also give you information on how best to care for and protect your newly planted tree.
Keep in mind that you will want to plant the tree a few feet away from where the previous tree was planted. You will also need to pay careful attention to its care. Make sure it receives enough nutrients and water to grow and is protected in strong storms.
Many communities across the country have programs that require that if a tree is removed, another must be planted in its place. This is a way to ensure that the environmental impact is limited. Sometimes this is regulated by permitting and your local tree removal company should be aware of any restrictions in your community.
You have probably heard of Arbor Day, the tree planting holiday. In the U.S., it is celebrated the last Friday of April. Arbor Day is a day where people are encouraged to plant and care for trees, which makes it a perfect time to plant that new tree in your own yard and celebrate the occasion with your family, your neighborhood or the community.
Being environmentally responsible is important and having beautiful trees on your property provide shade and improve the landscape. If you have any concerns, you can discuss them with your local tree removal company.