What is the importance of trees?

What is the importance of trees?

Of course many people will know a few Facts About Trees such as that they produce oxygen from when they use energy from sunlight however, what else do trees do? Throughout this blog we’re going to go through some Information About Trees and what the importance of trees is in our day to day lives, that many people may not be aware of.

Air pollution

Trees absorb carbon dioxide which is a part of photosynthesis. This also reduced the greenhouse gases which cause global warming.

They’re also helpful in removing harmful particulates which are things like dust, diesel gases etc. These can cause asthma and other breathing problems. Sycamore and lime trees are particularly good at this because of the Honey Dew and the hairs left on them.


In the winter, many trees keep us just that little bit warmer as the wind chill is reduced. They obstruct the wind and slow the air.

Plus, in the summer many people use trees as shade to keep out of the sun.

Some of these points may seem obvious to some of you however, a lot of people don’t consider what trees do for them.

If you have any Tree Surgery needs in the Sevenoaks area, then give us a call on 01732 451 351.

What can I do for my dying tree?

You may have looked at your tree and wondered if everything was healthy. Perhaps it’s not looking quite as it was, you can see bark coming away from the trunk of the tree, or you can see other signs that it’s not as full of vitality as it was last year. Any of these can indicate that your tree is either very unwell, or dying.

Trees do actually have a lifespan, much like any plant. Some trees are meant to be with us for decades, while some will survive for centuries. Ornamentals will live no more than 20 years, pines and oaks for a few centuries, and sequoias and firs can actually keep going for a couple of millennia, so it really does depend on the type of tree. Much like humans, if your tree is suffering from old age, there’s not a lot you can do.

Your tree may also be unwell. Trees can be attacked by illnesses as a result of bacteria, fungi, or parasitic invaders. A disease or insect which affects one type of tree may have no impact on another species. However, in many cases, diseases and invaders are curable if treated by an arborist in time. It may cost money, but if you think about the time and money it will cost to replace a magnificent, mature tree, it’s a small price to pay for its life.

Why getting a tree surgeon is better than any DIY attempt

It may seem tempting to climb a ladder and tackle an overgrown tree yourself, but there are many reasons that calling out a surgeon makes much more sense.


The biggest factor is safety. If you’re not experienced at cutting down trees, especially if a ladder is required, you risk your health and safety. As well as taking a tumble, you risk getting hit by falling branches. A surgeon has the equipment and expertise to know how to chop a tree down safely, no matter how tall it is.

Whether you need to prune or a drastic chop that includes stump removal, there’s more to Tree Surgery than hacking away at branches. A qualified Tree Arborist will use various techniques and methods to safely cut the tree to the desired height and shape, whilst cutting at the right points or angles, to prevent any damage or viruses from entering the wounds. This is particularly important when only a trim is needed, to ensure they remain in a healthy condition.

Crucially, if you decide to cut a tree down yourself, you have the inconvenience of disposing of the branches. A Tree Surgeon will do this for you.

Why not call us here at Leaf matters? If you are needing tree services in Sevenoaks and surrounding areas, give us a call us on 01732 451 351

Based in Sevenoaks we can provide tree surgery services across Kent and these areas

We accept tree surgery enquiries from all these areas

Leaf Matters Professional Tree Surgery Ltd are tree surgeons in Sevenoaks offering tree felling, tree clearing, hedge maintenance, pruning and reducing. We are available for tree planting and advice on tree ecology as well as emergency tree work. Based in Sevenoaks we are happy to offer our tree surgery services all around the Sevenoaks area.

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