Trees provide immeasurable benefits to our environment, our quality of life, and our health and well-being. But short-lived trees tend to be poor choices for sustainable landscapes for various reasons including their susceptibility to disease and insect infestation and the cost associated with removal once they have expired. Sustainable trees, those that have been selected to survive and thrive in even the toughest of conditions, outlive, outlast and outperform other varieties of trees, expanding their benefits for future generations. In fact, each large sustainable shade tree planted provides $168,000 in environmental benefits in its first 50 years, according to the Arbor Day Foundation.
Select SustainablePlus Shade Trees combine superior genetics, own-root clones from viable tree specimens, with proper nursery culture and effective handling and planting which results in predictable trees that thrive in the urban environment. These trees are more sustainable because of these factors, they tend to become a community’s oldest and largest trees.