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Author: Andrew Noakes

For The Love Of Trees

The importance and benefits of having trees in our gardens and private spaces is evident, and covered in my last column. However, the value that trees bring to the overall systems of nature, as well as human industry is very significant. Street trees vastly improve city landscapes as they bring nature into urban environments. They provide heat reduction, reduce noise pollution, and improve air quality in cities, which improves the lives of those in urban environments. Street trees bring wildlife, encouraging birds and insects to thrive. A leafy town centre is not only m desirable to the body,...

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The benefits of trees

There are so many benefits that trees bring to our lives and landscapes that this topic will be covered in two parts. This month highlights the personal benefits to humans, and next month will focus on the benefits to the landscape, industry, and the natural systems around us. Private garden trees offer many benefits to homeowners including – varied canopy layers providing a diverse garden landscape, as well as creating privacy screens, shelter and windbreaks; trees also increase the value of a property. Certain species can be planted and harvested to provide firewood for...

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