It is common knowledge that trees keep us alive by providing the oxygen that we as well as the animals of this planet need to breathe in order to survive. Without trees, our entire existence would cease to exist, however providing oxygen is not the only momentous effect trees have on our world. The importance and impact of trees in our planet goes deep into our everyday lives and supports the balance of the entire ecosystem. Treeium is once again proud to announce our partnership with TreePeople this Saturday July 14th for the “Park Tree Care Event” at Stoner Park in Los Angeles. Treeium’s commitment to ensuring the sustainability of our planet is that upon the completion of every home remodeling project, we plant a tree. To ensure that we are doing so in the most eco-friendly and efficient manner, we have partnered with TreePeople. TreePeople is an environmental nonprofit organization that unites the power of trees, people and nature-based solutions to grow an ecological future for Los Angeles. For over 40 years, TreePeople has supported the people of Los Angeles to grow the urban forest by providing sustainable solutions to urban ecosystem problems through: environmental education, forestry program demonstration projects and policy outreach. As we celebrate this joyous event here are a few ways that planting trees helps us and our world.
• Trees produce oxygen. Through photosynthesis, trees produce oxygen that humans and many other organisms depend on to live • Trees help to save energy. Planted strategically, trees on a property near homes and other buildings can help to block wind and create shade. This helps to reduce the need for heating in the winter, and the need for cooling in the summer. • Trees increase property values. It is well-known that when a home has mature trees growing on the property, it will sell for 7 to 19% more than if there were no trees planted there. • Trees hold soil in place. Tree roots grow deep into the soil, holding it firmly in place, and help to prevent soil erosion, especially when growing on hillsides and other steep terrain. • Trees sequester carbon dioxide. As most of us learned in school, trees and other green plants take in carbon dioxide that humans and other organisms produce. Without trees, the levels of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere would be even higher than they are now. • Trees are important for physical and mental wellness. A view of trees and green spaces from hospital windows has been found to increase the healing of patients, decrease our stress, and children do much better in school when they have a view of trees and green space and can spend time playing in nature. • Trees are an investment for our communities and for future generations. When we plant trees, we are giving a gift to the environment and to our communities. Since many species of trees can live for hundreds of years or more, our “investment” tree planting may perhaps last far beyond our own lifetimes.
For more information on Treeium’s Tree Planting initiative please visit us today at https://treeium.com/our-company/plant-a-tree and don’t forget to join us this Saturday July 14th at Stoner Park from 9am-12pm as we continue to strive to make this world a better place.
Posted July 10, 2018
by Treeium Inc..