Mature Tree Planting
Mature tree planting with native tree species is the best way to add- pound for pound- the largest and fastest habitat restoration improvements to a property. Perennials are a necessary piece of the ecosystem, and wildflower gardens are our company’s flagship product. Butterfly habitat gardens, pollinator gardens, shade gardens and rain gardens are our hallmark. Typically, complete habitat garden systems will be composed of multiple, complex aerial layers. There’s the canopy layer, shrub, upper perennial understory level and the forest floor. Planting mature trees in a garden space fast forwards through decades of waiting and watching like, et voila! Your rewilding and biodiversity have leveled up to awards winning status!
So, why plant trees?
Trees do a myriad of ecosystem services. They clean our air and sink our carbon. They give home and shelter to most of our wildlife species. People who worry about our earth’s future and sustainability would do well to plant a bunch of trees. Mature tree planting will save the world- this is the way forward from the climate crisis. River Birch, Black Cherry, White Oak, Red Oak, Sugar Maple, Red Maple, Red Bud, Basswood and Honey Locust are some of our favorite mature trees to plant.
Mature trees increase a neighborhood’s beauty and happiness quotient. Large trees improve home values and can modulate weather extremes. For example, a tree line on the west side of a home will break the wind. An eastern or southern side tree can keep a home cool through the peak summer heat.