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Top 12 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Trees

Trees viewed on 79th Street.

You are in contact with trees every single day, but how much do you really know about them? Trees are responsible for providing us with oxygen, which is the very backbone of all life. Without trees there’s a good chance humanity wouldn’t be around. It’s only fair that we get to know them a little better.

Here are some crazy facts about trees that will surprise you:

Its true! Most of these forests span the very east and west of the country with a great number of them being found in our National Parks.

 

Each tree does this through photosynthesis, where the tree takes in sunlight and carbon dioxide in order to make food for the tree, the oxygen it makes is just a byproduct!

 

Many of these different species of trees are localized in countries near the equator. Each of these trees also vary in the way they look as well.

 

Trees add an extra aesthetic and recreational benefit to these retail establishments which promote better reviews from reviewers.

 

Trees are a vital part of the water purification system, as they filter the water through their roots and then pass the clean water into streams and rivers.

 

This holiday was created by the United Nations on November 28th, in 2012. Usually on this day many different nations organize tree planting campaigns to raise awareness about the importance of trees and forests.

 

This study took place over the span of 30 years and investigated the benefits of maintaining 95,000 trees in the Chicago area.

 

This kind of pollution reduction is extremely significant when it is considered that much of the carbon emissions that hard the Earth come from cars and other road vehicles.

 

The many different species in NYC all have different purposes, with one of the most important being the London planetree which is the most efficient at pollution scrubbing.

 

This kind of reduction is extremely beneficial when it comes to the grand scheme of all carbon emissions, as less power usage means less fossil fuel burning!

 

These trees can all be found on the NYC Parks Tree Map!

 

Studies conducted at the University of Rochester found that nature had an invigorating effect on people, making them more prone to describing themselves as feeling “more alive.” Being around nature generates a calming effect in us.

 

 

 

These facts go to show just how important and amazing trees are, and just how much they impact our lives. Trees are vital to the Earth, and as we are all living on the Earth, its our job to make sure the trees are granted every advantage possible.

 

Contact G&R Tree Service today at 718-815-7897 to schedule your service appointment.


How Does Putting Mulch Around A Tree Help It’s Grown and Health?

There are many ways to increase the health of trees that you plant around your property. Depending on the type of tree you are planting, there are a wide variety of upkeep methods and tips. But one pretty universal tip, regardless of the type of tree you are planting, is to place mulch around the tree. Why?

Mulch Prevents Plant Growth

One of the biggest problems that will arise when planting a tree is the growth of other plants and weeds around the tree. This is bad due to the excess plants taking up needed water and nutrients that should be going to your tree. By putting mulch around your tree, you are ensuring that there is, in essence, a buffer between your tree and its “feeding zone” & the rest of your yard. Another added benefit is that having clean treescapes without excess weeds or outgrowth helps increase your property value for the future.

Mulch Acts As A Buffer

While we just touched on mulch acting as a buffer of sorts from excess plant and weed growth, it also acts as a buffer for hot and cold weather by insulating the area around the tree. Especially with trees that are only a few years old, it is important to keep the area around the roots regulated and at a neutral temperature as you can so that your tree can grow strong without the adverse effects of the elements.

Mulch Maintains Moisture

Mulch helps to keep in and absorb moisture that growing trees desperately need. By placing mulch around your tree, you are creating a bed where water can stay longer and be absorbed by the roots, especially during seasons when natural rains may be harder to come by.

By placing mulch around your tree, you are providing instant benefits to your tree. If you have any questions about tree or yard care, feel free to contact one of our experts at G&R Tree Service today! G&R specializes in Staten Island Tree Care and Staten Island Tree Maintenance amongst other tree-specific services.

Contact G&R Tree Service today at 718-815-7897 to schedule your service appointment.


Staten Island Spring Tree Maintenance Tips

Springtime is when the trees are budding and blossoms appear. Spring is also a great time to start pruning off any frost damage to your neighborhood trees and other plans, which may have suffered from a harsh winter. Prepare your yard for summer and landscaping by removing deadwood and removing the unwanted parts of your existing landscaping. This will help prevent any damage to new trees and shrubs and help the existing plants grow and flourish better.

What can I do to assure my trees are healthy after the winter?

Start checking your trees for damage that may have occurred throughout the winter. Any sign of damage or advanced drying should be pruned and corrected as soon as it is caught. Another thing to consider before the spring: many insects and diseases become active during the early spring months. You should check your trees and bushes regularly for any sign of activity. Consult a professionally trained arborist to inspect your surrounding trees and foliage to ensure pests do not thrive and become a problem.

Critical Risk Trees and Shrubs
Have your arborist ensure there are no severely damaged trees in your area. Overly damaged trees can become a hazard and should be dealt with adequately.

Tips to care for trees

If spring weather becomes dry, make sure to deeply water trees and shrubs as necessary. Water is the most important part of keeping leaf and shoot development happening. Follow herbicide directions very carefully, some herbicides for dandelions can hurt trees if they are not applied properly to the area in which the dandelions are growing. Remember to fertilize your trees and shrubs annually, your landscaper or arborist can help with this process as well.

About G&R Trees

G&R Trees is a Staten Island tree service operating throughout all of Staten Island available 24 hours and 7 days a week. We provide a variety of tree and exterior home services as well as a few interior services as well. We have the knowledge and experience to handle trees of all shapes and sizes.

Contact us today for questions and to schedule your Staten Island Tree Service 718-815-7897