The texture of a landscape diversifies with trees, adding a topology that no other plant can offer. It could be a maple or oak tree that will grow tall and dark, or a cluster of slim pale birches. It could even be trees that bear fruit, such a grove of apple, fig, or lemon trees. These trees add texture and bursts of color high into the sky of your landscape. Top Sellers are pine trees, maple trees and oaks.
Trees also help maintain a healthy soil, especially in wetlands or areas vulnerable to heavy rain. The architecture of trees' root systems helps control soil from being swept away by heavy winds or water, which prevents soil erosion. Maintaining healthy soil is a boon to the entire ecosystem of your landscape, so even planting a small, strategically placed quantity of trees will go a long way toward benefiting the entirety of your landscape.
One of the widely known benefits of trees also holds true: The air we breathe is cleaner because of trees. In fact, planting even one large tree produces enough oxygen for two people to breathe more easily and healthily for a year. Your landscape is more than just its own beauty: It can also be a source of health and beauty for you to experience.
Trees add a sense of longevity to a landscape: They grow up slowly alongside the waxing and waning of perennials and annuals around it, and alongside the people who populate it. Choose strong, sturdy trees as the centerpiece or towering guardians of your landscape, and they'll reward you with much more.