Larger trees are a very important part of a sustainable landscape.
The rainforest of the Sartenejan Region are have a large number of tree
species. To be considered as landscape trees, these
trees may be exceptional for size, fruit, or flowers, or they might simply contribute to the
diversity and health of the forest.
Conservation of landscape trees provides increased land sales,
carbon storage, timber, nutrient cycling, shade, biodiversity conservation, and a livable
roots extend deep into the ground and recycle nutrients through their leaf, flower, and fruit drop.
This not only improves soil fertility but prevents nutrients eventually reaching the ocean and
Big trees comprise only 2 percent of any forest’s
trees but they are crucial to their ecosystem, and store a large portion of carbon to reduce
Many birds including the national symbol the Toucan rely on
large trees for their nests. Many plants grow over large trees providing habitat for
The price of tropical
wood is increasing rapidly as forests become scarcer. The increase of value of timber in managed
forest may well exceed any profit to be made from clearance, and also reduce property values.
Clearing and burning of forest is also a major contributor to climate
In the Sartenejan Region
partial logging and clearing, with interplanting with commercial timber trees, would
provide income through intermittent logging, and increase land value as the forest develops.
It would also support biodiversity conservation and improve the
particularly large heritage trees are a very important part of a sustainable landscape. Because of
their value and the many decades to hundreds of years for their growth the logging or removal of
heritage trees should be only undertaken after serious consideration.
As large trees become scarcer they will add value not only to the
properties that maintain them but also to the landscape of Sarteneja.
Conservation of trees is also
important to provide critical habitat such as nest sites, carbon sequestration, nutrient cycling,
shade, biodiversity conservation, flowers and fruit, and a liveable environment.
Many birds including the national
symbol the Toucan rely on large trees for their nests. Many plants grow over large trees providing
habitat for animals.
The removal of heritage trees is an international
issue. With their tall canopies basking in the sun, big trees capture vast amounts of
energy. This allows them to produce massive crops of fruits, flowers and foliage that sustain much
of animal life in the forests.
Their roots extend deep into the ground and recycle
nutrients through their leaf, flower, and fruit drop. This not only improves agricultural
production and the quality of other vegetation but prevents nutrients eventually reaching the ocean
and damaging marine
Really old trees are generally not the best for
timber. However, loggers like removing old trees because their branches are dangerous and they may
take the place of new growth. Big trees comprise only
2 percent of any forest’s trees but they are crucial to their ecosystem, and store a large portion
of carbon thus maintaining the
Big trees around the world in central America, the
Amazon, and Africa are in danger as never before.
The logging and the building of roads, farms and settlements,
and longer and more extreme droughts and the introduction
of new pests and diseases are also contributing to big tree's
Due to having tall, inflexible trunks, the biggest
trees located at the edges of the forest are also especially susceptible to wind turbulence and to
being uprooted. There if possible big trees should be left surrounded by some smaller trees to
block the wind. http://www.care2.com/causes/are-the-worlds-big-trees-doomed.html
Problems with the protection of heritage trees are
global. At 3,500 years old and 118 feet tall, a bald cypress tree known as the
Senator was one of the oldest in the country and one of the
tallest east of the Mississippi. The Senator was a beloved
feature of the central Florida community. Before Disney World
was built in Orland in 1955, the Senator was the largest tourist draw for the area. More recently,
families visited the park to picnic under the giant tree and school children embarked on field
trips to witness one of the last specimens of Florida’s great ancient trees. Many are shocked that
the tree — which has withstood hurricanes, disease and the effects of urbanization has probably been
deliberately burned down.