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Made in the Shade: Trees And UV Protection

Everyone knows that shades can provide you with protection from the harmful effects of ultraviolet rays of the sun, however, not all the shades provide a similarly shielding shade. Many people do not know that harmful ultraviolet rays can reach their skin indirectly. To avoid the harmful ultraviolet ray completely, you can only rely on a dense canopy that will provide you with thorough protection.

During a summer heatwave, shady trees are always inviting; trees that have a dense canopy and foliage are known to provide the best protection from the sun and its harmful rays. In the middle of a summer heatwave, tree shades provide instant cooling. According to several researchers, approximately of one in every five people will develop skin cancer in their life, therefore, the best solution is to stay in the shade as much as possible to be safe. It is very important to plant trees that favor the climatic condition of your locality for a faster growth rate. Deciduous trees, known for shedding their foliage, are the best when it comes to the thickness of the canopy.

Importance of taking care of trees in your compound

Having trees on your compound adds to the aesthetic value, cleansing the air you breathe as well as providing a shady lounge during the hot sunny days. It is therefore important to take good care of the trees so that they can live long and healthy lives. To address or identify any problem before damage occurs to your trees, tree maintenance and care programs are very important. Tree care and maintenance services may include:

  • Tree removal and support; this is often the main undertaking that is done to eliminate dead or dying trees or to remove a tree that is causing a lot of obstruction to allow for replacement.
  • Pruning helps remove dead, insect-infected and dead branches, thereby improving the strength and structure of the tree and also refining the good looks of the tree.
  • Stump grinding is the act of removing a stump from a tree that has been cut down so that you can plant flowers, grass, or a new tree!
  • Inspections should be carried out to monitor trees for damage and the hazards of insects and diseases.

To manage all this, you should consult with a local arborist who is certified and has built up a strong reputation in your community, for your own safety and the safety of your family and neighbours.


The other reasons it’s wise to consult an arborist include:

  • Deep knowledge
  • Full service
  • Best technique
  • Time saving

Choosing an ISA-certified arborist is also important. The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) is the only organization that offers certifications of qualified arborist and that is dedicated to enlightening the public about the benefits of trees.

It is always a smart idea to hire an arborist when you need tree care services. However, working with an ISA-certified arborist guarantees you the benefits of a proficient tree professional who will recommend and execute the very methods for taking care of your trees.