Including more trees in urban planning creates fresher and more livable environments. So Adelaide's parks not only look nice, they also keep our city cooler. And we all know the benefits of connecting with nature in terms of health and well-being, helping us to stay calm and keep going. Proper preparation of the planting site, careful management of the tree and good monitoring reduce the impact of the transplant, promote faster recovery and allow the tree to establish itself quickly.
When planning what type of tree to plant, remember to look up and down to determine where the tree will be located in connection with aerial and underground utilities. This Sunday is National Arbor Day, a great opportunity to do something positive for the local environment and community by getting your hands dirty and planting one or two trees. Although some trees have adapted to grow in more unfavorable soil and light conditions, most trees only grow well under relatively specific circumstances. External stressors, such as floods, fires, strong winds and bad soil that evict tree roots and cause them to collapse, diseases and insect infestations that interfere with their ability to produce and circulate food, water and nutrients, and human activities such as logging and deforestation often kills trees ahead of their time.
Getting your new tree started off healthy will help it mature to its full size and will ensure that it provides environmental, economic and social benefits throughout its life. After all, trees are good neighbors and provide vital services such as soil stabilization, water absorption and release, help with air filtration, provide shade and shelter, are a source of food, help retain carbon, and much more. There are many other things you can do to help your tree move forward, such as weeding, mulching, and placing a tree protector. A tree (or several trees) dies due to old age, poor health, or a natural event, and other small trees wait behind the scenes to take advantage of the resources just made available to them.
Every powerful tree began life as a small seed, but each tree species has a unique seed dispersal strategy developed to maximize reproductive success by taking advantage of local ecological conditions. In tropical and subtropical climates, where trees grow year-round, any time is a good time to plant a tree as long as there is sufficient water available. My mission is to help you understand how it relates to the trees you see in your forest and why the types of trees change over time.