We were excited to happen upon one of our Canada 150 free trees from last year’s giveaway – the first to be included in our inventory!
This well-tended Smooth Serviceberry is only 1.5 metres tall right now, but has the potential to grow up to 6 metres. The owner said that the little tree already produced delicious berries its first summer, which she said the birds enjoyed. So far, it is contributing $3 worth of ecosystem services per year, and removing 17 lbs of carbon dioxide annually. This homeowner’s five trees that we measured for our inventory are saving them some cash on their heating and cooling bills – a saving she notices increasing every year!
Savings on our energy bills are just one of the many, many reasons we love trees in the city! How much are your trees saving you?
Our tree giveaway for 2018 started and deadline to register is September 28th, 2018. Supplies are limited – reserve yours at treespleasehamilton.org!