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Why Tree Diversity is Important for Landscaping

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06 August,2020

Why Tree Diversity is Important for Landscaping

Why Tree Diversity is Important for Landscaping

Planting trees, shrubs, flowers, and plants have a lot of benefits ranging from providing oxygen to beautifying property. Having a good variety of these provides even more benefits as each tree or plant offers a different advantage. Southern Star Tree Service in Atlanta encourages tree diversity when landscaping to take advantage of all of these benefits. We have put together this article to give you an understanding of proper biodiversity and their benefits. If you have any specific questions or concerns, then call Southern Star Tree to speak to a professional or certified arborist. We are always happy to help.

Pest Control

It is difficult to completely avoid pests, but there are ways to optimize your yard so that you do not have a massive proliferation of certain pests. When you have too many of the same tree species, then troublesome insects that thrive on that specific type of tree will flourish. The Emerald Ash Borer is a good example of the consequences of a lack of biodiversity. The famous Ash tree was overplanted in North America and this led to a boom in the population of the Ash Borer. These Ash Borers have been the cause of over 8 million Ash trees in the North America.

Plant Disease Control

Just as certain pests thrive in the presence of certain trees, some plant diseases affect specific trees. A lack of biodiversity can result in a quick spreading of plant disease. Planting a variety of trees and plants, however, will prevent the rapid spread of those plant diseases. Elm trees were popular during the early 1900s, for example. They were planted plentily without respect for plant diversity. When some trees caught the Dutch Elm Disease, the disease quickly spread, killing more than 70 million Elm trees.

Promoting A Balanced Local Ecosystem

If you pay attention to plants and trees in wildlife, then you’ll notice that there is usually a large variety of them. This natural growth of plants takes years or decades to balance and there is always the risk of invasive species like Mimosa or Bamboo sweeping through. Achieving a balanced ecosystem in your landscaping can be difficult to achieve but an ISA certified arborist can help. Consider hiring an arborist to help you choose the right trees and maintain your landscape. 

Summary
Planting a diversity of trees and plants encourages functioning communities with less risk of takeover by pests and destruction by plant diseases. Promoting a healthy and balanced local ecosystem can be difficult but worthwhile as your garden, yard, or landscapes becomes more resilient against disease and death. Call Southern Star Tree to schedule your appointment with an ISA certified arborist today.

Call the Professionals at Southern Star Tree
If you would prefer to have an ISA certified arborist take care of your plant diversity, call Southern Star Tree to schedule an appointment. Our arborists are trained, certified, and equipped to turn your yard into a beautiful piece of art. Call us today to speak with a friendly representative. We are ready to take your call.
 

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