Jun 13, 2017

The Importance of Trees in Urban Development

Urban development is a complex subject. Taking care of the safety, health and wellbeing of an entire city is a huge responsibility. While there are many factors that come into play when planning city projects, one important consideration that sometimes gets overlooked is the impact that healthy trees can make on your community. From city parks and school playgrounds to downtown landscaping and designing local commercial districts, planting and caring for your city’s trees is an important job. At 404-CUT-TREE, we have helped neighborhoods in Atlanta, Suwanee, Sandy Springs, Roswell, Decatur and other Metro Atlanta area cities improve their value, beauty and ecological environment with our premium tree care services. Our arborists have enthusiasm for the power that trees have in increasing the quality of life for people. Here are just a few ways that planting and cultivating trees can provide positive results for your urban development projects.

Improve the Environmental Health of Your City

Concern for environmental quality has never been more widespread or pertinent. As the world’s population continues to increase, and our demand for manufacturing rises – so too does the amount of pollution. The negative effects of decades of abusing the air, wind, and land has finally gotten the attention of the masses. Living in a city means sharing nature’s gifts. People in the same community will breathe in the same air, drink the same water and develop on the same land. Tree’s improve air quality, reduce air pollution, produce oxygen, reduce soil erosion, control flooding and filter ground water. Including plenty of trees and other plants in your urban projects will show those who live in your community that you care about the future and you want to provide a safe and healthy environment for its citizens.

Increase Economic Value

Business is becoming aware of its need to improve its overall environmental impact. Consumers increasingly demand that their favorite companies take their ecological footprint into consideration. When you create commercial and industrial districts with beautiful, lush landscapes, you will attract more desirable companies. Cities across the country have commercial areas that are a wasteland of concrete and buildings. When you plant tree lined streets, create small city parks and make landscaping a priority, you improve the aesthetics and ambiance of the places where money is exchanged. This will make your city attractive for new companies, and the citizens employed in the industrial zones will be healthier and happier.

Provide Ways for Citizens to Socialize in a Healthy and Beautiful Atmosphere

Today’s men, women and children are busier than ever before. People need opportunities to escape from the stresses of everyday life, and parks are a great way to provide a safe place for citizens to relax and have fun. Trees provide shade from the summer heat and encourage people to get out in nature. The sunshine, fresh air and trees will attract people to these areas and provide ways for the community to build relationships, create events and become more physically active.

Want to Know More About Trees and Urban Planning? Call the Arborists at 404-CUT-TREE

If you’re planning a new project in your city or community, it’s important to have an experienced, well respected tree care company on your side. The expert arborists at 404-CUT-TREE are excited to provide a variety of services for the Metro Atlanta area. Whether you need planning advice, soil testing, pruning and trimming services, plant disease and pest treatment or tree removal, the professionals at 404-CUT-TREE are up to the task. Call our office today to find out more information or to schedule an appointment an arborist.