Fast Growth Trees as Shade Devices

Trees are important to all of us.   Not only does a healthy tree look good,  but it does so much more.  It helps clean the air by removing pollution.  According to NC State University, a healthy tree can absorb up to 48 pounds of carbon dioxide per year and as much as 1 ton of carbon by the time it reaches 40 years old.  One pound of carbon dioxide would fill a balloon two and half feet across.  So trees greatly help reduce  global warming gasses.  A healthy tree also adds value to a home.  A healthy landscape can increase a home’s value by as much as 25 percent.  Trees help keep your house cool, often reducing summer cooling bills by up to 30 percent according to the USDA.  Trees provide habitat for birds and other wildlife.  Trees carefully placed will block wind, noise and unsightly views.