Why buy trees? As you are looking at this page you have probably already decided to buy trees for your garden. Just in case you're not convinced, we have put together a few of the benefits that buying a tree could bring to you and your garden. Please select from the categories above.....
Fresh air- Trees absorb carbon dioxide when they photosynthesise, which is obviously a good thing. For a quick example of how good they really are at this, a 100 year old Oak tree will contain about 11 tonnes of CO2.
Fruit- Growing your own fruit ranks pretty highly in the satisfaction stakes. With all the talk of 'organic produce' and the miles food has to travel before it reaches you, there is no better way of guaranteeing the origin and limiting what nasty chemicals might have been used to produce your fruit, than growing it in your own back yard. Also another great way of helping to reduce your carbon footprint!
Aesthetically pleasing- Trees are amazing in their diversity, varying not only in height, shape and form but also in ornamental qualities, with a wonderful range of foliage, flowers, fruits, and even bark to suit any garden setting. As the seasons change so does the interest, as deciduous trees come into bright new leaf, flower then fruit and finally shed their colourful foliage.
Wildlife- Trees are an absolute 'must' when it comes to attracting wildlife into your garden, with flowers bringing in bees, butterflies and insects into the garden during the spring. Summer growth supplying food for caterpillars, slugs, snails and all their predators, followed in the autumn by berries and nuts. Mature trees also provide shelter and shade, or alternatively an open place to perch for birds.
Windbreaks and screens- Trees make a great windbreak which will protect delicate plants from damaging gusts. Evergreen trees and shrubs are a great natural way of screening out all the ugly new builds that keep popping up everywhere.
Privacy and noise reduction- When planted closely together or as a hedge, trees can help to reduce unwanted road and industry noise. Trees can also form a good deterrent to unwanted visitors entering your property (especially the spiky ones).
Reduce soil erosion- This can be a big problem for people, especially those living on the bank of a river. Trees such as the Golden Weeping Willow are a great way to slow down this natural process.
Perfect gifts- Buying a tree as gift is a great environmentally friendly choice, that will last for many years. Unlike cut flowers which will last 1-2 weeks if you're lucky.
We hope you have enjoyed reading some the benefits that trees could bring to you and your garden.
Why not save the world and buy trees today!
Tree Gift Wrapping Service
Why not make your tree gift even more special by using our gift wrapping service. This includes one of our handmade drawstring 'ecobags' made out of 100% biodegradable materials, a gift tag with optional gift message and a planting and aftercare booklet. All of this for just £2.00 per tree.