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The Benefits of Trees and Plants for Landscaping and Decor

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Natural beauties of the earth, especially the trees and plants benefit humans, wildlife, the environment, and homes in a variety of ways. For centuries, people socially and communally connected with its naturalness to promote good health, for privacy, and screening. Environmentalists suggest planting trees and shrubs in urban areas with a lot of development to make the environment more natural. Today, gardeners and landscapers are using the earth’s natural beauties to decorate the interior and exterior of houses, buildings, and parks. Before you purchase a tree or plant, decide which type is beneficial for your home and family.



Types of Shade, Decorative Trees, and Plants
Garden Goods Direct is knowledgeable about the different types of trees for privacy, shade, and ornamental yard decorations. Cedar, pine, spruce, and cypress are all examples of privacy trees which provide seclusion to homes and office buildings. Whether it’s the backyard, front-yard, or the park, maple, oak, willow, birch, and sycamore provides perfect shade. The most attractive decorative trees that beautify the yard are the flowering trees, such as the magnolia, Japanese maple, crape myrtle, and dogwood. The recommended plants for providing shade and adding natural beauty to landscaping are the mondo grass, aster, ferns, geraniums, and heuchera.

Indoor Plants and Trees for Home and Offices
Most of the plants and trees mentioned above are for outdoor planting, but there are beautiful ones for decorating the home. If you enjoy gardening, Every Moms Page suggests anthuriums, pothos, ferns, and palms based on the lighting inside your house. The plants and the tree are great for interior decorations while purifying the air and providing fresh oxygen. People who suffer from allergies and other respiratory problems, use plants as a therapeutic method to help reduce symptoms and attacks.

The Good of Trees and Plants for the Environment
Trees and plants are good for moderating the climate, reducing the runoff of stormwater, and improving air quality. Trees are very helpful for slowing rainfall, sleet and hail which protect people, animals, and structures. In extremely hot weather, they moderate the climate by reducing the temperature and providing shade from the sun. The effect they have on the wind is in speed and direction during storms and hurricanes. A cedar tree is an example of a tree that protects other natural beauties from strong wind forces and the soil from erosion caused by water.

The leaves of trees and plants remove the dust and pollutant particles and serve as a filter to clean the air. They absorb carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, and ozone while storing carbon and releasing gas. The magnolia tree is resistant to sulfur dioxide which causes damages. It too is resistant to strong winds, hurricanes, and storms. The magnolia and cedar trees provide plenty of shade with the benefit of reducing energy costs if planted near homes and buildings. Nature on its own removes the particles from the leaves when it rains.

Common Benefits for People and Wildlife
International Society of Arboriculture believes people find comfort and have a feeling of peace, calmness, and restfulness when in an environment with plenty of trees and plants. They seek places to explore nature for physical and spiritual healing in the mountains, wooded areas, and botanical gardens. Other common benefits include reducing glare, providing privacy and fabulous views, attracting wildlife, and increasing property value. On sunny days, trees and plants reduce the glare, disturbing reflections and heat caused by the sun. In suburban and city areas, homeowners who have houses on smaller lots in subdivisions can use trees and plants in the backyard, front yard, and the side of homes for privacy.

On stressful days in the workplace or home, a lovely landscape view near windows is therapeutic for reducing stress levels. Trees and plants attract wildlife and birds as habitats in urban locations, including downtown and new development areas. They have an economic benefit of increasing the property value for homes and the homeowner. An appraiser considers the type of tree and plants a homeowner has in their landscaping and the quantity and quality when evaluating the value of properties. Trees and plants have their natural purpose on earth and will forever provide the needed benefits to help people, animals, and the environment in various ways. 


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