Native trees are trees that have naturally existed in the Philippines for centuries. These are trees that are low maintenance and requires minimal water. Not to mention they are beautiful!
However, not all native trees can be planted in your backyard as most of them are tall with huge roots that can destroy your floor and roof gutter. Here are four small native trees that are perfect for your own backyard.
1. Gakakan / Maritima
4. Champaca / Champak
Since they are native to the Philippines and has adopted to the natural climate, these trees are low-maintenance and require water only during hot and dry seasons. These native trees can make your house more beautiful and greener, give out more oxygen in your surroundings, provide additional shading for your house, and do not require much water to grow. It makes your home eco-friendly.
Why should I buy a nature-friendly product when it is more expensive than a regular product? Why should I care and what’s in it for me?
There’s a lot in it for you than you might think.
Buying nature-friendly products is a form of an investment. You give up something now for future benefits. Giving up your money now for it to grow bigger in the future is an investment. Exercising now so that your health will not suffer in the future is also an investment. So is patronizing nature-friendly products.
Do you love your family?
According to the report of CNN.com: “Climate change could pose ‘existential threat’ by 2050.” That is 30 years from now. Your children and grandchildren will be adults by then. The major problems that they will be facing will not be about their jobs. They will face problems in their health and life.
The devastating problems that they will be facing in the future will come from the decisions that we are making now.
If we do business-as-usual, if we buy products that do not have any concern about the environment, we are practically creating the problems now that our children and grandchildren will be facing in the future.
So why should you choose nature-friendly products even if they are more expensive? Because you don’t want your children and grandchildren to have life-threatening problems that you yourself helped create. Because you want them to have a better future.
You should choose nature-friendly products because you love your family.