Planting is just the beginning. Trees need to be properly cared for in order to stay healthy.
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.
The owner of the tree should be made aware of any modifications to the tree. Any major alterations should be carried out under the supervision of a specialist!
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The international LIFE Tree Check project focuses on tackling urban overheating, ensuring the city does not burn.
With the Tree of the Year and European Tree of the Year contests, we support volunteers throughout Europe in caring for their local trees.