Trees also help absorb pollution from the air. They can absorb airborne particulates and reduce smog. This is especially important in urban areas, and can help improve a city’s respiratory health.
There is also a link between the presence of trees in neighborhoods and lower crime rates in the neighborhoods. Also, studies have shown that patients with trees outside their windows heal faster. In addition, children with ADHD show fewer symptoms when they are exposed to trees and to nature.
At Green Bridge, we have planted several trees on our property. We have planted a few small evergreens next to the barn at our site on highway 331, and we have also planted some trees at Hannah & Friends, including tulip trees, sugar maples, plum trees, and Canaan firs. My favorite is the sugar maples, because I’m looking forward to using them to get maple syrup when they get big enough.
Please plant trees of your own! It’s a great way to help the environment.