Trees!

Trees may look beautiful, but they can also wreak havoc on your home and your Pasadena MD home’s foundation. Bestplants.com says: Unfortunately, many homeowners only take into account a trees ability to provide shade and coolness during hot summer months. Which may sound like all the reason you need to grow one in you’re yard especially in those very hot summer months. However, before you decide to plant a tree in your yard you should consider all factors. Such as, The type of tree and what it may or may not attract, the height the tree may grow to be, and whether or not the roots could ever cause damage to your house foundation. While there are many pros and cons, one fact is that they play a very important role in our eco system. Well, lets take a moment to view some of these pros and cons… Did you know…

-Trees properly placed around buildings can reduce air conditioning needs by 30%

-Well maintained trees can increase property value of your home. Tree Service Pasadena MD can provide appraisals for such homeowners.

– One single tree can absorb as much carbon in a year as a car produces while driving 26,000 miles.

-Trees provide shade, wood, paper, food, medicine, oxygen and homes for wildlife.

-Trees releases moisture into the atmosphere, which eventually condenses into water drops and fall back to the earth in the form of rain, sleet, hail, or snow. Now we agree that those roles are vital for humans and animals in Pasadena MD to remain living. But certain types of trees you should steer clear of when considering weather or not to plant one in your yard.

Such as… The Cottonwood Tree It’s desirable to look at and has low maintenance. But the cottonwood tree is shallow and has a soft root system. Its wood is prone to rotting, making it very unstable during storms. Its also brittle and can be damaged by insects and disease easily. The Weeping Willow Which is absolutely beautiful in appearance. However you wouldn’t want to just go off of looks with this tree. The weeping willow sucks all the moisture from the soil making it very difficult for nearby plants. It also ranges from 75 – 100 feet in average height! The Sweet Gum Tree Mmm sounds yummy doesn’t it? Not so much. This tree has large surface roots, which puts your home foundation and any other nearby structure in danger! The Ash Tree Beautiful in appearance, Very sturdy and durable. What’s the problem? The Ash Tree has an enemy that is wiping it out “The emerald ash borer” and this tree can be easily destroyed by it. The Black Walnut Tree It’s one of the most valuable and beautiful native trees. But you wouldn’t want this tree in your yard. It produces dangerous toxins that kills any other landscaping plant nearby. Produces a lot of pollen and hard fleshed covered seeds which are very difficult to clean up. Bradford Pear Grows quickly, produces shade, and produces beautiful white flowers. Sounds perfect? Because of its rapid growth this tree develops weak wood which is not a tree you would want near you’re home during a storm. Gingko (Female) Such an ancient and beautiful tree, hardy in various climates, and radiates beautiful yellow colors. Are there cons? Yes.. The female Gingko produces VERY smelly and messy fruits. The smell is often compared to vomit and has also won the nickname “Trash tree”. Silver maple tree Provides shade and grows rapidly, but like the Bradford Tree, because of its rapid growth it …