Trees have many environmental benefits.
- They breathe in carbon dioxide and breathe out oxygen.
- Provide habitat for birds and other wildlife.
- Help to reduce ozone levels in urban areas.
- Reduce urban runoff and erosion by storing water and breaking the force of rain as it falls.
- Absorb sound and reduce noise pollution.
- Provide shade to lower heat buildup, especially on ashpalt surrounds.
These benefits are maximized once a tree is mature, which takes a number of years.