The landscape industry generally focuses on the sensual aspects of trees and plants. We rarely think about the environmental benefits of plants. Yes, looking at plants can increase positive feelings and reduce fear and anger.
But, another important feature to consider is properly selected and placed plantings:
- Absorb sound waves and can significantly reduce unwanted “noise pollution”
- Trap and filter dust and other pollutants out of rainwater.
- Help remove low levels of chemicals such as carbon monoxide and formaldehyde from indoor environments.
- Reduce soil erosion, filter pollutants and reduce downstream flooding
Now, that’s what I call a day’s work.