This blog talks mostly about the benefits of Colorado Blue Spruces in your garden, but what about the benefits of trees in general? Trees offer so many benefits in your garden and in the world in general.
Let’s go over some general benefits of having a blue spruce tree and just regular trees on your property.
– Trees convert carbon dioxide into oxygen, which organisms need to survive. How much oxygen does a single tree release varies with the size and kind of tree. Leafy trees will produce more oxygen compared to trees with needles, like the Colorado blue spruce. According to Northwest Territories Forest Management “A 100-ft tree, 18″ diameter at its base, produces 6,000 pounds of oxygen.” That’s about the size of a Colorado blue spruce.
Wind and Noise retardant
– Have you ever noticed why it’s so much windier in the lake or ocean? Because no trees are around! Trees do a great job in being a natural wind blocker and noise reducer. Obviously trees create a natural privacy barrier, but they also block wind and noise. Think about trees that line the backyards of those who live next to a highway. Not only does it provide privacy, but it cuts down the noise. As far as wind is concerned, those huge limbs and branches can significantly cut down the amount of wind that hits your home, which can in turn reduce your heating bills, especially if you have drafty windows.
Soak up that water
– Like and plant, trees need water to grow, lots of it. Their roots are spread deep underground to help soak up the water so your back yard doesn’t flood after a torrential downpour or flood. In fact, according to greenprophet.com, our Colorado Spruce trees can absorb about 1,000 gallons of water, which is why they don’t need too much water to grow.