Trees & Landscaping

Trees serve three broad functions in the landscape, design, environmental and engineering.

From a design perspective trees:

  • Define spaces, marking boundaries between fields, parks or gardens,
  • Provide enclosure, privacy, camouflage and direction,
  • Form linkages between one building and another. Avenue planting links an entrance with a large building or in a town or city creates a network of tree-lined streets.

From an environmental perspective trees:

  • Improve air quality
  • Provide shade and shelter
  • Reduce noise levels
  • Contribute to habitat creation

From an engineering perspective trees:

  • The roots of trees assist in the stabilization of soil

Leaves and branches in the tree canopy prevent soil moisture loss and soil erosion.