Trees are important in our lives as they are vital natural resources in our communities, homes, and yards. Trees shade our homes and streets and beautify our landscape and cities. Trees are effective in cooling urban areas, using carbon dioxide from the air, reducing water runoff and soil erosion, and improving our environment overall.
Unfortunately, trees that grow in urban settings don’t live as long as they would in a forest. While most trees can live for hundreds of years, trees in the city only live for about 32 years.
Our trees perform so poorly because of the harsh and unnatural environment they’re living in. On top of that, any tree care services put in place are reactive, rather than proactive. Since trees are whole systems, one part of the tree can affect all the others, which means any sign of disease or distress will spread. Providing long-term, proactive care can help the tree defend itself and improve its health and longevity.