They cool their surroundings
Thanks to the shade and the evaporation of water from its leaves, the tree can cool its surroundings by several degrees.
They humidify the air
In summer, the tree can evaporate up to 400 litres of water per day, which has a positive effect on the humidity of the local microclimate.
They provide shade
Especially in the summer heat, the treetops provide pleasant shade. It is much better than, for example, the shade under a tarpaulin or parasol thanks to the multi-layered crown of a tree full of leaves. Even trees with a relatively sparse crown can reflect up to 80% of sunlight.
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A large deciduous tree can capture up to two tons of dust particles per year, which it gradually drains into the soil. In this way, especially in the city, it can significantly help us with air quality.
They protects us from noise
Trees can dampen vibrational waves (such as the sound of traffic), and thus help protect us from noise.
They allow water to seep in
If the soil around the tree is not too compacted, the tree helps to absorb rainwater thanks to its root system. This contributes, among other things, to replenishing groundwater supplies.
They improve soil quality
The trees aerate soil with their roots and provide space for the organisms needed to regenerate the soil, which have almost disappeared from the industrially cultivated fields.
They store CO2 in the wood mass
During the process of photosynthesis, trees store molecules of carbon dioxide trapped from the air in the wood mass. In this way, they help us reduce the concentrations of this gas in the atmosphere and thus fight global warming.