There’s no denying that summer is here when it’s this hot. With all the fun summer activities going on, it’s always nice to be able to bask in the shade that an urban canopy or urban park provides. But did you know that shade is only one of the many benefits trees provide? And not just for us, but for the environment as a whole.
Trees add more than just aesthetics to our yards and parks. Having a healthy urban canopy can help to cool cities by 10 degrees or more and can also help remove as much as 822,000 tons of air pollution per year, and with the number of drivers in here Denver, we could certainly use that.
Trees can also help intercept heavy rainfall and act as a wind barrier, a huge blessing to have with all these storms we’ve had this year.
But even more than that, being surrounded by nature has amazing mental health benefits. So no matter where you’re at in Denver, whether your own backyard, neighborhood, or even downtown, you’ll be able to reap the rewards of being surrounded by trees.
Urban parks also play a huge role in fighting climate change. Studies have shown that the soil in these areas stores more carbon and can help cities mitigate their carbon footprint through more natural solutions. The more green spaces with healthy soil that exists, the more carbon it’s able to prevent from returning to the atmosphere.
But what exactly is an urban canopy? It’s an area of mature tree crowns that cover a percentage of the ground. So when you’re walking down a busy road that has line after line of trees providing shade on the sidewalk and are in between pedestrians and cars- that’s an urban canopy. The crowns that cover the area act as a protective barrier from natural and manmade elements.
It’s these urban canopies specifically that help cool our cities, create wind and rain barriers for buildings, and protect pedestrians from cars. As much as we love trees here at ArborScape, we’d much rather a tree get hit with debris than you.
It seems simple enough to want to plant trees everywhere with this knowledge. After all, why wouldn’t we want to reap the benefits of an urban canopy?
Well, it has to be the right tree in the right place. Because of the soil and altitude here, finding the right tree is essential so it can grow strong and healthy in the chosen area. If we want beautiful mature trees to help us, we have to help the trees first by caring for them in their most natural element.
This is why our business is dedicated to more than just tree trimming and removals. While trimming and pruning can help with the overall health and growth of a tree, soil fertilizations, trunk injections, and sprays also play an important role in keeping a tree strong and sturdy. That way it can keep up its natural defenses against pests and harsh weather conditions.
While it may seem tedious and exhausting to take the effort and ensure all our trees are healthy, the benefits long outweigh the costs. Preserving trees and the landscape they grow within has the potential to pose benefits long after we’re gone.
This is why our certified arborists are dedicated to providing the community with overall tree care services. Not only do we remove dead or dying trees, we offer plant and tree healthcare so you don’t have to worry about the upkeep of not just your yard, but the parks you visit as well.
Here at ArborScape, we know life gets hectic and it’s easy to forget about certain health aspects of your trees. But it’s the small acts of consistency that will benefit all of us in the end.
So if you’re interested in or have any questions about our services, check out our website for more information, or give us a call at (303) 806-8733 for a free estimate on our tree services. We work with commercial, municipal, and residential properties, so let us know how we can help you and our community.
We’ll work with you to find the best type of treatment options for your yard and will work hard so you can enjoy the benefits of trees not only in your yard but all over Denver as well.