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Soil Erosion and Its Effect on Our Trees
We have successfully provided a wide range of residential and commercial tree services in the Atlanta area for more than 25 years. In that time, we have assisted countless customers in Atlanta tree removal, debris hauling and disaster recovery. We have also shared the wealth of knowledge that we have gained as professional tree experts with our customers.
One of the topics that we feel very strongly about is soil erosion. The effects of soil erosion on plant life and farming are serious. It not only adversely impacts the farming industry, but it also affects the lives and livelihood of millions of people all over the world who depend on the food and income from farms.
Planting trees is one of the most effective ways of stopping and preventing soil erosion. But did you know that soil erosion can have a negative effect on trees as well?
One of the results of soil erosion is the depletion of crucial life-sustaining nutrients that enable plants and trees to grow and stay healthy. Without these nutrients, plants die and trees become prone to diseases.
When diseased trees bear fruit, they can be unfit for human consumption. In a commercial setting (such as the vast orange groves in Florida), this can result in millions of dollars in lost revenue.
Additionally, diseased trees are less able to withstand severe weather conditions. They will likely topple over in the event of a thunderstorm with strong winds and relentless rain.
The nutrients in the soil also aid in tree growth. Topsoil drained of life-enhancing nutrients due to soil erosion can prevent trees from reaching their ideal height. It can also affect the color of their foliage as well as their ability to recover from an injury or disease.
Shorter Life Span
Trees can live up to hundreds, even thousands of years. The world’s oldest non-clonal tree in the world is a 5,000-year-old bristlecone pine tree in the White Mountains of California. Its name is Methuselah, and its exact location is kept a secret to protect it from vandals.
Trees in nutrient-deficient soil may face a shortened life span for the same reasons that their growth can be stunted. Insufficient nutrients also make them less able to withstand climate changes and severe weather conditions.
Aside from excellent tree trimming services, you can also reach out to us for Roswell tree removal. Yellow Ribbon Tree Experts delivers professional Alpharetta and Marietta tree service and can also assist customers with disaster recovery and debris removal.