In this article, we read about some importance of fruit trees. Many benefits of growing the fruit trees include their yield of fresh, locally grown food. From the social aspect, fruit trees help people become more connected to the growing process while also providing a nutritious food source and food security. Planting the fruit trees also has many helpful environmental benefits, from cleaner air to reduced energy costs and the green jobs.
Importance Of Fruit Trees
1. Reduced CO2 Emissions
- The burning of fossil fuels is largely believed to be the cause of global warming.
- Trees help offset the effects of CO2 pollution.
- Fruit trees actually need CO2 to survive.
- Trees act as the cleaner, or filter for the air, absorbing carbon dioxide and expelling fresh oxygen into the atmosphere.
2. Reduced Energy Costs
- Fruit trees in the home garden help to save the energy and reduce the cost of utilities, such as electric and water.
- Fruit tree giving shade for the home can reduce the need for cooling on the occasional hot day.
- When partial shade-loving plants are incorporated near the fruit tree, they lose less water through evaporation on sunny days, reducing the need for alternate watering.
3. Storm Water Management
- In urban settings with few trees, storm water management is often a problem.
- Although storm water seems harmless, without proper absorption runoff water gathers and carries pollutants that travel to streams, rivers and, ultimately, the ocean.
- This runoff also leads to erosion on hillsides and slopes.
- Fruit trees help to eliminate some storm water management problems and erosion by absorbing some of the runoff and using it for hydration after a rainstorm.
4. Green Jobs
- In the community setting, a garden or orchard with fruit trees provides opportunities for residents to learn about the development and growing own food.
- Some communities open the door for green jobs and other small business opportunities.
- Fruit trees not only helps the community in an economic sense, it also helps the environment by promoting good living.
- Growing fruit on your own helps you become more connected to the growing process and where your food is coming from.
5. Beautify the Yard
- Seeing a fruit tree in full bloom is often a beautiful site.
- It can literally look like popcorn popping on the tree.
- Pomegranates have magnificent crimson blossoms that can help provide aesthetics to our naturally brown desert landscape.
- Adding various fruit trees just brings more natural beauty in the yard that makes you want to spend more time there.
6. Tastes Better
- Grocery store fruit is often picked premature to allow for shipping which can take away from some of the flavor.
- As fruit is allowed to fully ripen on the tree, they’re able to build up the maximum sugar levels for optimal flavor.
- Plus, there may be a psychological taste advantage with putting all that time and work into maintaining the fruit tree