The benefits of trees
A tree can be defined as a large plant with a stem or trunk, usually supporting branches and leaves. Mainly made up of wood, it continues to grow in girth as it ages. In wider definitions, palms and tree ferns are also considered trees.
Trees have a whole range of benefits to our community, some of which are:
- Reduce greenhouse emissions by sheltering nearby buildings from sun and wind.
- Reduce the urban heat island effect in a time of climate change, improving livability and comfort.
- Improve air and water quality.
- Increase habitat to support biodiversity.
- Provide foods, such as nuts, fruits, spices and olives.
- Increase the life of infrastructure through weather protection.
Interested to learn more about our amazing trees? Go to Arboriculture Australia.