Nobody can deny that trees make our environment more attractive, but over the past 20 years it has also become clear that they fulfil lots of other useful functions. Read on for our explanation of why it’s always a good idea to plant a tree.
These champions of multitasking deserve a bit more credit for their role. A beautiful mature tree in the garden increases the value of a home by about 1,500 EUR. Trees cool their environment by evaporating water. A large young tree has the same cooling capacity as 10 domestic air conditioning units! The more space there is for plants and the larger the plants are, the less problems caused by rain. Trees and shrubs are the key elements is sequestration of CO2 in cities, because they store CO2 in the form of wood for decades or even centuries. A tree can easily evaporate 150 litres of water in a single day in the summer.