This is a great time of the year to add a tree into your space, and it’s never been so important. The global tree canopy continues to decline, with a loss of 73.4 million acres in 2016, according to the University of Maryland. This is roughly the size of New Zealand and a 51 per cent increase over 2015.
Canada plays a big part in these numbers as we have almost nine per cent of the world’s forests, according to the Ministry of Natural Resources.
As homeowners, planting trees in our space, or replacing dead or damaged trees, just makes sense on so many levels, including reduced energy consumption due to the increased protection from the elements that a mature tree provides, the tree’s ability to remove CO2 from the air that we breathe, and even an increased property value — online experts show a mature tree increases your home’s value by more than three per cent. So with all of these motivators, maybe this is the time to plant. We just have to do it properly.
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