Trees and shrubs also offer amazing benefits on your property.
- Trees and shrubs clean your air by absorbing pollutants and providing oxygen.
- Trees cool the surrounding area; in some cases bringing the temperature in a city like Atlanta down by 10 degrees Fahrenheit.
- On your hilly areas, trees and shrubs help prevent erosion by slowing water runoff and holding soil in place.
- Trees and shrubs create more privacy on your property by blocking unsightly views and muffling busy sounds. In fact, trees can reduct bothersome noice by up to 50%, says the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.