Why Trees Planted Along the Roads Reduce Noise?

Ever wonder why trees were never uprooted during roadside construction?

Most people will probably say that trees are protected by individuals or organizations to continue living on the spot they’re planted on. Others would say that they provide shade and make the roads look beautiful. Some may also add trees are planted along the roads to reduce noise. Trees do absorb vibrations or sounds emitted by vehicles or loud music minimizing noise pollution.

Before a site can be turned into a road, engineers study the construction area. If there are trees in the region, these are saved as they help in cutting down sounds or noises produced by speakers, vehicles, and construction equipment. They carefully cement the surrounding area of the tree to give it space for water and growing roots. After completion of the road, people can benefit from the trees lining up the roads for shade. Or even shelter from the rain. Trees can also absorb sound and vibration bounced off from buildings. They are very helpful in keeping the area free from pollutants. They help in the natural design of the building too.

Another important reason why trees are preserved, they also act as birds’ nesting places. Imagine sitting on a bench waiting for your bus. Wouldn’t it be nicer to hear birds chirping instead of honking or whirring of a jackhammer? Trees can absorb those annoying loud sounds and let you enjoy the quieter sweet music which makes you want to smile more. Helps you also to appreciate nature and the little things around you.

Remember that trees give a lot of benefits from their roots to leaves. Aside from absorbing unnecessary noise, they give off oxygen which is essential to life. You can safely breathe and hear birds chirping, sounds of leaves swaying, and hear what your heart is saying.

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