They are witnesses of our history, they give our landscape an unmistakable shape. In addition, they have a number of incalculable benefits! Trees provide shade, a home for all sorts of organisms, cool the surroundings, help retain water in the landscape or protect soil from erosion.
In order to accept the gifts of trees, we must take care of them, especially in the first five years of their life. It is the care of already grown trees that is perhaps even more important than the planting itself. This is one of the reasons why the traditional Tree of the Year contest, which presents the stories of tree giants and helps take care of them, is part of the Planting the Future initiative.
Trees also have financial value. Can you estimate the value of a mature tree? For adult trees, the financial value is in the order of 100 thousand crowns. Would you like to calculate it exactly for a specific tree? You can here.