Do we value plants for what they do or for what they look like?
Landscapes are not only designed to be pretty and compliment your home, they also can be designed in a way to attract native insects and other animals. If you love being outside and like seeing butterflies and certain birds around your landscape, install plants that these animals are attracted to. These plants/trees provide food, shelter and help with reproduction for many insects and animals. They are dependent upon one another for survival.
"What we plant in or landscapes determines what can live in our landscapes." -- Jeff Cox for Horticulture Magazine
Create a landscape with biodiversity in mind...