As much as we like our exotic trees, we must say that here at TreeWorld how important native species are still important to us. And even if many take them for granted, we think it should be a priority to acknowledge their importance and value to our environment.
First and foremost, we need to start by defining what native means, when we are talking about trees and shrubs in South Florida. A native tree is one that has not been introduced by man, at least not in the last millennium and occurs naturally. We can compare or resemble this concept to the roots or base of our (eco) system. Perhaps the most important thing to understand when you say something occurs in a natural manner is that it is in sync with the atmosphere; meaning its characteristics are a perfect match to the climatic conditions, necessary soil mycorrhiza, among other variables.
But there are many more reasons to consider planting a native tree in your backyard! And because it is all about the optics, we decided to explore three main ones. Starting off with how trees perform ecologically as on of the trees is to help people and animals. As trees absorb airborne pollutants such a