Why Should I Care About Native Trees?

Native trees create beautiful landscapes that provide native wildlife with the best habitat and food they need to survive. Native trees also help to protect watersheds and maintain the unique natural heritage of an area. In Philadelphia, and the state of Pennsylvania, our native trees lend a sense of place that is recognized and enjoyed by citizens and visitors from all over the world. If our native trees continue to be replaced with species from other places, the area will lose the natural beauty and resources that define the city of Philadelphia, and the state of Pennsylvania.

Not only do native trees provide benefits to the environment as a whole, they also provide value to you and your backyard. Because these native trees are meant to grow here, they thrive with less maintenance in the right conditions, thereby reducing the need to water, fertilize, and provide care for them. They also serve as pollinators and attract wildlife.

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