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The Effect of Grass on Trees – September 2019: Part 8

We’re continuing with our series on the effects of grass on trees: Most of us only associate clean air with trees. Grass also cleans our air and is often overlooked.  If you’re looking for guidance on how your lawn might be affecting your trees, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Runoff Reductions

With trees, most stormwater runoff reduction is due to the interception of rain by the tree’s leaves which delays water runoff for a short period of time. However, grasses will provide a significantly longer delay in runoff. The grass leaves slow down the flow of the water across the landscape’s surface, allowing the water to penetrate the soil. Because grasses prevent and delay runoff of water, they also impact the number of sewer overflow events in a city, where the sewer water and storm water are combined.

Filtering & Erosion Control

To a greater extent than trees, turf acts as an agent to purify contaminants and control soil erosion. “Turf is good for filtering out oil and debris from the street. Grass is a tremendous medium to clean the environment.” “Perennial turfgrasses offer one of the most cost-efficient methods to control erosion of soil.”

Using Top Tree LLCTop Tree LLC is your best choice for any tree stump removal needs in the Tri-Cities.  All of our technicians are highly trained and properly certified.  We are happy to answer any questions you have now or in the future.

The Effect of Grass on Trees – September 2019: Part 9

We’re continuing with our series on the effects of grass on trees: Most of us only associate clean air with trees. Grass also cleans our air and is often overlooked.  If you’re looking for guidance on how your lawn might be affecting your trees, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Aesthetic and Other Benefits

It is no secret that mature trees will increase the property values in a neighborhood. Trees provide “beautification, privacy, shade that increases human comfort, wildlife habitat, sense of place and wellbeing that are difficult to price.” Similarly, surveys indicate that a well-maintained lawn adds value to a home. Based on a Gallup survey on behalf of American Gardening Association, “A well-maintained lawn can enhance “curb appeal” adding as much as 15 percent to the value of a home.”

Although grass areas do not provide privacy and shade like trees, they provide the unique benefits of a safe surface for children and athletes to play on, fire protection around the home and a high visibility zone that discourages unwanted intruders and vandals.

Using Top Tree LLCTop Tree LLC is your best choice for any tree stump removal needs in the Tri-Cities.  All of our technicians are highly trained and properly certified.  We are happy to answer any questions you have now or in the future.

The Effect of Grass on Trees – September 2019: Part 10

We’re continuing with our series on the effects of grass on trees: Most of us only associate clean air with trees. Grass also cleans our air and is often overlooked.  If you’re looking for guidance on how your lawn might be affecting your trees, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Negative Perceptions of Turf After having considered the many benefits of both trees and turf, it is important to examine the misconception that maintenance of grass areas will have a greater negative impact on the environment than would occur with tree maintenance.

Lawns are criticized because of the grass clippings that are removed and disposed in landfills. However, if lawns are mowed on a regular basis there is no need to remove grass clippings from the lawn. “Clippings are very high in water content and breakdown rapidly when returned to lawns after mowing, assuming lawns are mowed on a regular basis (not removing more than one-third of the leaf blade).”

Raking of tree leaves can also generate a significant volume of waste – directly proportional to the leaf area index as discussed above.

Using Top Tree LLCTop Tree LLC is your best choice for any tree stump removal needs in the Tri-Cities.  All of our technicians are highly trained and properly certified.  We are happy to answer any questions you have now or in the future.

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