From grand, stately giants to colourful feature specimens, trees are a must for any garden. They make a garden feel welcoming, by providing privacy, shelter and character. Larger specimens provide a shady spot to sit in Summer, while small trees add just enough height to a garden to make the space feel larger. Deciduous trees offer colour throughout the year and allow light into a garden to prevent it from feeling gloomy in Winter. Evergreen trees provide a constant to build a garden around and are most useful for establishing privacy and blocking out unsightly views. Trees make our cities and homes livable. They buffer winds, filter storm water and cool down homes and streets. They provide habitat and food for local wildlife and can filter pollution from roads and traffic. But most of all, trees are beautiful. They not only define our gardens, but our neighbourhoods and cities.