Evergreens cover nearly one-sixth of the world’s land. In addition to North and South America, they grow in Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. The facts below highlight some of the benefits these plants offer and the highly significant role they play in the ecosystem:
1. Many people think of pines when they hear the word “evergreen,” but this classification includes many other species. Junipers, hemlocks, redwoods and firs fit in this category. The same goes for many tropical plants, such as palm trees.
2. Northern Europeans began using fir Christmas trees before anyone else. The tradition gradually spread across Europe. Despite the eventual introduction of artificial evergreens, America’s Christmas tree farms currently span roughly 1 million acres. Many of today’s holiday trees are spruces, pines or firs.
3. Evergreens provide shelter throughout the year. An assortment of animals can live in them thanks to excellent climbing or flying skills. They include grey squirrels, chipmunks, bald eagles, owls and chickadees. Some creatures take up residence in the holes created by woodpeckers.
4. Different species thrive in a wide range of climates. It’s possible to find these trees in wet, dry, hot and cold regions. Their locations range from mountain summits to islands and rainforests. Nevertheless, pests and inadequate moisture have the potential to harm them.
5. Evergreens often benefit people who live nearby. During the winter, they can enhance comfort and cut heating expenses by protecting homes from brisk winds. Their thick foliage reduces cooling costs when it shields buildings from bright summer sunlight. They also block and absorb traffic noise throughout the year.
If the advantages of these beautiful plants appeal to you, consider visiting our tree farm at your earliest convenience. We offer a variety of healthy, attractive evergreens at affordable prices. Please contact our friendly staff if you need further details.