Why Do We Need Trees?
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English
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3 Pages
English

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A quick lesson from tree surgeons in Glasgow on the importance of trees.

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Published 04 April 2017
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Why Do We Need Trees?
We’ve all grown up knowing about the importance of trees and plants for the environment, and how they are good for us. However, who can still remember all those things the teacher told us in class? Whilst we can certainly say that nature and in particular trees have a great impact and are a huge benefit in our lives, maybe sometimes we can’t really explain why.
So, in order to be environmentally conscious and understand how much of a necessity trees are, let’s brush up on some of the main reasons why the presence of trees is beneficial for people.
We asked the tree surgeonshttp://premiertreesurgeons.com/history-of-tree-surgerybased in Glasgow to give us a quick lesson on the history of tree surgery. So Why Are Trees Good For Us?
Making Us Feel Better
Although we wouldn’t encourage tree-hugging as an activity (however, who are we to judge), it is quite apparent and natural that we are all affected by our surroundings. Since humans were intended to live in nature rather than in the city, it makes perfect sense that the existence of trees in our environment would make us feel more calm and peaceful, as opposed to the stress-inducing traffic and city landscape.
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It is no surprise therefore, that according to studies having trees in the general area of a hospital can soothe and facilitate the health improvement of the patients. According to the ‘biophilia hypothesis’ humans innately seek connection with nature, and the presence of trees and plants around us contributes to good physical and mental health. Just like we have to go see a doctor once in a while your trees should see a tree surgeon.
Furthermore, trees’ longevity is a strong connection with the past. With some trees living for up to 1000 years the history of a location is embedded in them, making perennial trees something of a historical artefact. In addition, when observing the life cycle of a tree, leaf growth, fruition, and withering, we become aware of the cycle of the year and the changing of seasons and come closer to nature.
Reducing Air Pollution
Trees are in the front line in the battle against global warming. During photosynthesis trees take in carbon dioxide and therefore minimise the amount of greenhouse gases in their surrounding environment. In addition, trees help the prevention of asthma and other respiratory problems, since they remove harmful particulates from the air, like dust and diesel exhaust solids. Interestingly, the leaves of Sycamore and Lime trees in particular can make a great difference in that area, due to the Honey Dew and hairs located on them. Moderating Temperature
When the weather is cold the leaves of trees reduce the chill of the wind and slow down and block the air.
In hot weather trees cool down the temperature and also protect us from the sun with their shade.
In addition, the leaves of trees help with noise pollution by preventing the sound waves from travelling in other areas, and at the same time their rustling produces a relaxing natural white noise.
Living in Glasgow we are used to dealing with many types of trees and being a professional tree surgeon myself I do my part for the environment.