Can Replanting In Your Subdivision Help Cut Carbon Emissions

Climate change and carbon emissions affects everyone, including residential areas.

Subdivisions are not exempted from the effects.  The good news however, is that subdivision property developers now have ways to fight back against the effect of climate change while adding value to the property.

One way to combat climate emissions quickly that provides maximum benefit is through replanting. Replanting services don’t just improve the look of your property, it also increase its value. Carefully planned replanting services that use native plants offer numerous benefits beyond aesthetics and rising property values.

What are the Benefits Owners Get with Replanting Native Plants

Subdivision owners can benefit by using native plants for replanting. They are especially suitable for subdivisions because of the following characteristics:

  • Native plants are hardy and with low maintenance – Native plants are well adapted and they blend well with the environment. They are also easy to maintain.  This helps reduce maintenance time and costs.
  • Adds variety and interest – There are thousands of native plants available for decorative and commercial use. It helps add character and function to the area.
  •  Provide food and shelter to native birds and insects – Birds, bees and butterflies often seek out native plants for food and sanctuary.
  •  Improves local air quality - Native trees absorb carbon dioxide and releases oxygen, making the air around them healthier to breathe.
  • Protects the property –Native plants can help reduce soil erosion and flooding. Native trees also serve as wind breakers, protecting homes and buildings from extreme winds.

How Replanting in Subdivisions Can Help Fight Climate Change

Native trees and plants absorb carbon emissions. But native plants can actually do more than just absorb carbon emissions. Other ways these plants help climate change include:

-          Saves energy – Air conditioning consumes energy, which contributes to carbon emissions. Native plants and trees help regulate temperature. They help make homes stay cooler during the summer which helps cut energy costs.

-          Sustainable food source – When you replant edible native plants, you’re providing the community with a sustainable and healthy food source, which is more environment friendly than buying all your fruits and vegetables from a grocery store.

-          Encourages walking and biking. – More trees in a community encourages people to walk and bike more. This reduces the carbon footprint created by vehicles that consume fossil fuels.

What are the Type of Native Plants to Use for Your Subdivision Replanting?

The type of native plants to use would depend mainly on the location of your subdivision, soil and weather conditions, as well as the needs of the community.  But most native trees and plants endemic to the country can be used for subdivision replanting.

Olive trees, cabbage trees, tea tree, willows and oaks are suitable native trees for your subdivision units. They provide shade; they’re durable and add variety to your property.

You can also use bush plants like Manuka or kanuka. These native plants can serve as ornaments while having commercial value.

How To Do Your Subdivision Replanting

Planting all over your subdivision is one way to approach replanting but it’s not efficient. If the native plants are not suitable to that environment, the plants could die which is a waste of time and effort. If you plant the wrong type of trees in the wrong area, the root system could end up destroying the property instead of helping it. And if you plant the wrong type of bushes and plants, it could spread throughout the property the wrong way, damaging the landscaping. Worse, it can attract the wrong kind of insects and animals, resulting in infestation and property damage.

For best results, seeking the help of a specialist would help ensure the success of your replanting efforts. Replanting experts such as Rural Design, has years of replanting experience to offer. We take a holistic approach when it comes to replanting. We don’t just look at the design, we look at the function and value of native plants and landscaping within your property. We understanding that replanting shouldn’t just be about aesthetics, it should come with purpose.

Rural Design will be there from your planning to your replanting implementation. With our expert team of land developers, you can be assured of a replanting service that suits your needs. And, our local and regional tie ups allows you to have a proper representation for your replanting project.

We’re also able to maximize the benefits of replanting by having an extensive nursery of native plants. Whatever your replanting goal is for your subdivision, there is a plant in our nursery that can help achieve that goal.