Immeasurable Environmental Benefits
Trees improve air quality.
Trees help reduce the production of ozone by reducing air temperature through shading. Trees reduce air pollution by intercepting airborne particulates and by absorbing gaseous pollutants.
Trees remove chemicals from the ground and water.
Research indicates that trees and their symbionts can breakdown pesticides and carcinogenic groundwater contaminants, such as atrazine and trichloreoethelene, into harmless compounds. In fact trees are now being planted on landfill caps to help reduce pollutants while improving the environment.
Trees reduce the amount of carbon in the environment.
Trees in urban areas reduce the amount of carbon in the atmosphere in two ways – by storing carbon and reducing the energy needed for urban heating and cooling reduces the amount of carbon dioxide produced by fossil-fuel power plants.
Trees reduce soil erosion.
Tree roots secure soil preventing wind and water erosion. Trees increase soil permeability resulting reduced storm runoff and sedimentation of streams.
“A big tree does 60 to 70 times the pollution removal of a small tree.” ~David Nowak, US Forest Service
Select SustainablePlus Trees provide all of these benefits and more.
Selected to thrive in the urban environment, Select SustainablePlus Shade Trees are proven to be drought tolerant, disease and insect resistant, make efficient use of nutrients and water, and grow at a healthy, vigorous rate. Select SustainablePlus Shade Trees are root cloned from superior genetics, cultured in an extreme nursery environment, and are proven to grow at the same rate, reach the same height, and leaf and color at the same time. Select Sustainable Trees are predictable and dependable large, shade landscape specimens.