New Video: How Root’s Nurseries and Trees Can Help Your Landscaping

We recently posted a new video about the importance of trees and how our nursery can provide you with plenty of trees for your landscaping needs. Trees are an incredibly important part of our environment. They help keep us and Mother Earth healthy and happy.

Trees have a lot of value when it comes to keeping our environment healthy, not to mention their aesthetics when it comes to landscaping and making the natural scenery prettier and more colorful. They provide oxygen, improve the quality of the air, help with climate amelioration, help to conserve water and preserve soil, and they also help support wildlife such as birds, squirrels, chipmunks and more.

Trees also take in carbon dioxide and then turn it into oxygen, which is great news for us considering that is what we breathe! Did you know that one acre of a forest produces enough oxygen to help 18 people breathe for one year?

Trees also help moderate the effects of the wind, rain and sun. Leaves help to filter out of the sun’s radiant energy, and that helps keep us cool in the summer. Trees can shield us from the harsh wind and cold, not to mention precipitation like rain and sleet. They can also help lower the air temperature and help maintain the low levels of carbon dioxide the atmosphere needs to stay healthy.

Trees are great, all around. Adding them to your landscaping is not just making your outdoor area prettier and more pleasing to the eye. Trees can keep you healthier, and they can help keep our environment clean and healthy too! It is a win-win situation!

For more information about trees, how they help the environment and our Retail Plant Center and other services, call Root’s Nurseries at 717-898-0041 or contact us for a Free Estimate.

Shade Trees are Terrific!

When you go outside, there is a piece of the natural landscape you will almost always see, no matter where you go: trees! We here at Root’s Nurseries are wild about shade trees in Millersville, so we thought we would share a few of our favorite facts about these majestic plants.

  • If you properly place shade trees around your home, you can save as much as 30% on your cooling bills during the spring and summer.
  • Planting just one tree can produce about 260 pounds of oxygen every year.
  • Approximately one-third of the entire United States is covered by forest. (That’s a lot of shade trees right there!)
  • If you want to see the tallest tree in the United States, you will have to take a trip to California’s Redwood National Park. The tree is 369 feet tall and is more than 2,000 years old.
  • If you want your shade trees to last for awhile, proper care is important. That means keeping them watered, mulched and pest-free.
  • A professional tree care provider is called an arborist.
  • Trees can help lower the air temperature! They help evaporate water in their leaves.
  • Trees, especially big ones like shade trees, can help cut down on noise pollution too.
  • The science of calculating a tree’s age by its rings is called Dendrochronology.
  • The roots of trees can help stabilize soil and cut down on erosion, plus they provide shelter for wildlife.
  • The longest living organisms on the planet, the inside of a tree is made up of xylem, phloem, cambium and cork. The xylem is what carries water from the roots out to the leaves.

For more information on shade trees in Millersville, call Root’s Nurseries at 717-898-0041, visit our Retail Plant Center or contact us for a Free Estimate.