Here at Ashley Tree Services, our business relies upon trees. Whether we are cutting them down or tidying them up, it’s safe to say that without these organisms we wouldn’t exist. One of the processes that is vital to trees and plants is photosynthesis and in this blog, we’re going to take the educational approach and tell you all about its importance…

If people were asked to name the most important thing on the earth that is vital for life, it is likely that they would be stumped for answers. The answer is, in fact, sunlight. This vital component is the be all and end all of the three necessities every living thing requires to survive; food, water and oxygen. Without it, we would all be non-existent. Of course, this poses several questions about how the earth will continue to prosper once the sun dies, however, we have 5 million years to ponder the future generations fate.

As we can’t eat or drink sunlight in order to reap its benefits, living things rely on a process known as photosynthesis. This is a chemical process that takes place in plants where a pigment known as chlorophyll capture the suns energy, uses carbon dioxide and water from the environment and converts it into a food source known as glucose. At the same time as this, however, they also create oxygen as a by-product which we humans need in order to survive. In simple terms, we benefit from the process of photosynthesis in order to respire and as a result, we expel carbon dioxide for the plants to reuse as part of a continuous cycle.

Now you know exactly why photosynthesis is so important, it’s time to get in contact with the best tree surgeon Manchester has to offer! Whatever your tree related needs, we are the professionals to deal with it!