The Importance of Planting Trees

World leaders have been discussing action to tackle climate change at the UN climate summit in Dubai, named COP28.  It follows a year of climate-related disasters and broken temperature records, highlighting the importance of preparing for the future of our planet.

As one of our world’s natural resources, trees are vital to the planet, providing unique benefits for both humans, animals and the natural environment.  Trees are not only beautiful, but they also play a crucial role in sustaining life on earth. Their well-being is closely linked to the health of the planet and its inhabitants. Trees clean the air, prevent rainwater runoff and flooding, save you energy, help you breathe, provide jobs, homes and shelter, and even combat global warming.

Below we explore the many ways in which trees benefit our environment and our lives:

  • AIR – Trees purify our air and combat climate change.

Trees clean the air and help us to breathe – trees take in carbon dioxide and provide oxygen through photosynthesis.  They also absorb odours and harmful gases and filter out dust and particulates from the air to offset carbon and help reduce the effects of climate change.

  • BIODIVERSITY – Trees provide habitat.

Trees are a home and food source for many birds, insects, creatures, fungi, moss, and plants. Oak trees can host up to 280 species of insects which are food for birds and other animals.  Many animals use trees for resting, nesting and for places from which to hunt or capture prey.

  • CLIMATE – Trees help cool the planet.

By taking harmful greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide into their trunks, branches, and leaves and releasing oxygen back into the atmosphere. They can help to lower the temperature and keep a place cool. Planting trees strategically around buildings and homes reduces energy consumption for heating and cooling by 30 percent.

  • WATER – Trees protect against floods and water pollution.

Trees protect communities against flooding and landslides by stabilizing soil and absorbing water. This reduces the risk of rainwater carrying pollutants flowing into streams and oceans.

  • HEALTH – Trees ease the mind during stressful times. 

Trees benefit our mental health and wellbeing. They make us feel better when anxious or depressed and allow us to reconnect with nature.  They also provide shelter from heat and harsh sunlight.

  • SOCIAL – Trees provide food and work.

From arborists to ecologists, foresters to consultants, there are a wide range of tree related careers. Trees also provide timber to build homes and shelters, and wood to burn for cooking and heating.  Wood waste can also be recycled into biomass fuels.  Trees also provide a source of food – fruit, nuts, and berries.

Only 13% of the UK’s total land area is covered in trees compared to an average of 46% in Europe. In England alone, the figure is just 10%.

Worldwide, over 15 billion trees are cut down every year for agricultural expansion, timber harvesting, and urbanisation.  However, the UN estimates that only approximately 1.9 billion trees are planted annually.

In the face of the climate emergency, it’s more important than ever that we protect trees and hedgerows, and plant new ones.  Trees play an essential role in sustaining life on Earth. We should all work together to ensure a healthier, more sustainable future for future generations.

Do your trees need professional care? Artemis Tree Services are specialists in all aspects of tree surgery, from root to crown. We’re here to help keep your trees healthy and vibrant. 

Get in touch with us today for expert advice and high-quality tree services.

 

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Paul

I thought the Artemis team were absolutely brilliant. From coming to quote , prompt , and cutting back 2 oak trees they did a highly Professional and excellent job.... I thought the Artemis team were absolutely brilliant. From coming to quote , prompt , and cutting back 2 oak trees they did a highly Professional and excellent job.

3 days ago

Jill, Pinner

Efficient, thorough. Listened to what we wanted and carried out expertly. All v neat and tidy. Good job all round....

1 week ago

J M

Thank you Artemis for your excellent tree surgery work as part of ongoing maintenance over many years. The garden poses problems, but as ever the team were cheerful, efficient and everything was carri... Thank you Artemis for your excellent tree surgery work as part of ongoing maintenance over many years. The garden poses problems, but as ever the team were cheerful, efficient and everything was carried out exactly as planned. I shall continue to recommend Artemis.

2 weeks ago

Green hill housing

we have had work done with them and they do a wonderful job, from start to finish everything was perfect again, not a leaf leaf left behind, workmen were polite and professional.... we have had work done with them and they do a wonderful job, from start to finish everything was perfect again, not a leaf leaf left behind, workmen were polite and professional.

2 weeks ago

Jan

Artemis took down two lime trees who's roots had damaged the garage floor and were an inch away from the foundations of the house . The trees were in a very awkward place to get to but this didn't see... Artemis took down two lime trees who's roots had damaged the garage floor and were an inch away from the foundations of the house . The trees were in a very awkward place to get to but this didn't seem to trouble this highly competent team. The team were extremely well equipped , and they worked together like a well oiled machine. We were delighted with their work, tidiness and very pleasant manner. And it was at a fair price.

1 month ago

David Pooley

Excellent value, great work on a terrible day...good lads!...

1 month ago

Diana Stuckey

Excellent service with experienced people who did an excellent job of pruning my tree. Would definitely use them again....

2 months ago

Jonathan

Martin and Luke arrived on time They were polite and did the job to my total satisfaction and cleared up Took the time they said it would when they arrived Well done!... Martin and Luke arrived on time They were polite and did the job to my total satisfaction and cleared up Took the time they said it would when they arrived Well done!

2 months ago

Phil

Very professional job. The man in charge was excellent. Did the job exactly as we wanted it. Would highly recommend....

3 months ago

Anonymous

I have used Artemis a number of times and always feel confident that they offer an excellent service all the way through from the first visit to the final clearing up. They are knowledgeable, profess... I have used Artemis a number of times and always feel confident that they offer an excellent service all the way through from the first visit to the final clearing up. They are knowledgeable, professional and friendly. They do great job and I would highly recommend.

3 months ago

Anonymous

Friendly staff. Work carried out efficiently. Left the area clean and tidy. Would definitely recommend Artemis....

3 months ago

Chris

Artemis are very efficient, knowledgeable, professional and easy to deal with....

4 months ago

David

This was the first time we have used Artemis, and the whole process from initial enquiry through to completion was very easy. We would definitely recommend their services, and will be using them again... This was the first time we have used Artemis, and the whole process from initial enquiry through to completion was very easy. We would definitely recommend their services, and will be using them again I'm sure.

4 months ago

Natasha

Fantastic service from your team at Artemis. We needed a tree in our garden heavily crowned, having let it grow far too tall. We couldn’t be happier with the work done; the team were so professional, ... Fantastic service from your team at Artemis. We needed a tree in our garden heavily crowned, having let it grow far too tall. We couldn’t be happier with the work done; the team were so professional, really lovely and left our garden tidier than it was before they arrived. We won’t hesitate to recommend Artemis to anyone needing tree work done

5 months ago

Anonymous

Excellent service from first quote to final job. Very good communications and reminders so I knew exactly when they were arriving. Polite and hard working team who cleared up perfectly. Would definite... Excellent service from first quote to final job. Very good communications and reminders so I knew exactly when they were arriving. Polite and hard working team who cleared up perfectly. Would definitely recommend.

5 months ago

Ajay Lal

Efficient and effective service. On site team were polite and ensured the site was left clean and tidy....

5 months ago

Anonymous

From approval for the pruning to tidying up after they left, the team has been impeccably professional, pleasant and kind....

5 months ago

Anonymous

Excellent service. Punctual and extremely professional manner in which they carry out their work. Really happy with the work done . Would definitely use the company again.... Excellent service. Punctual and extremely professional manner in which they carry out their work. Really happy with the work done . Would definitely use the company again.

5 months ago

Terry

We have been using Artemis Tree Services for many years now and have just had our annual tree and shrub maintenance visit. Wonderful job as usual. The garden now looks great thanks to a very hard work... We have been using Artemis Tree Services for many years now and have just had our annual tree and shrub maintenance visit. Wonderful job as usual. The garden now looks great thanks to a very hard working and knowledgable team. Thanks again, see you next year.

6 months ago

Anonymous

Excellent service from start to finish. Clear quotes, no jargon, prompt responses to queries and arrived on time. A large tree was expertly removed and recycled. The very professional and pleasant tea... Excellent service from start to finish. Clear quotes, no jargon, prompt responses to queries and arrived on time. A large tree was expertly removed and recycled. The very professional and pleasant team even removed the leaves from the lawn. Thoroughly recommend! Very reasonable pricing also. No hidden extras.

6 months ago

David Lynn

The team arrived on time, carried out all the requested work and left our garden neat and tidy. The tree work was as planned , we are very pleased and would recommend the company with no hesitation.... The team arrived on time, carried out all the requested work and left our garden neat and tidy. The tree work was as planned , we are very pleased and would recommend the company with no hesitation.

7 months ago