“What is the good of your stars and trees, your sunrise and the wind, if they do not enter into our daily lives?” E. M. Forster
Since immemorial time flora and fauna survive in biological corridors that we have interrupted with increasing urbanization and the generation of urban green areas that do not relate to the local species. The forest outside the urban areas are the remaining pockets of these corridors, allowing room for local fauna and migratory animals.
We all enjoy having nature being part of our lives, however, the economic factor is the most common measurement criteria applied when choosing a new tree or plant for our back yard, along with the aesthetics or availability in local nurseries. The relevance of the species according to the region and the environment usually does not come to mind, and the results are known: roots that break sidewalks, clogged pipes, allergies, or just dissonance with the local ecosystem.
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