Lower Trent Conservation

Why Plant Trees?

treeseedlings.jpgOther than eating well and being active, planting trees is another great way to invest in your health.  While people most often plant trees to provide beauty or shade to their home, trees can provide a multitude of health benefits besides providing a shady place to laze under on a hot summer day. No one can argue that a walk in the woods is a great way to reduce stress levels.

Trees also improve our well being by filtering pollutants from the air we breathe while at the same time producing oxygen. In addition, they help speed up hospital recovery times and reduce attention deficit disorder symptoms – we feel better just being around them. Trees buffer noise and provide privacy. Aside from capturing carbon and moderating climate change, they also provide food and shelter to wildlife.

Check out our "Treevia" blog to learn more about local native tree species!