Trees are valuable;
Trees save energy three ways:
Trees clean the air. Over a year’s time, one acre of growing trees will absorb all the carbon dioxide produced by an automobile driven 26,000 miles.5 Trees also trap and remove particulates from the air.
Trees help reduce storm water runoff and soil erosion.
Trees make the neighborhood. They cut traffic noise, give a home to songbirds and small mammals, restore our health and spirits and make our community the place we want to live.
1 Valuation of landscape trees, shrubs and other plants, 7th edition, International Society of Arboriculture, Savol IL, 1988.
2 Morgan, Robin. 1991. Technical guide to urban and community forestry. U.S. Forest Service, p. 4.
3 The Landscaping Fact Sheet, Texas Energy Extension Service, Texas A&M University.
4 Parker, J. 1981. Uses of Landscaping for Energy Conservation, Florida International University, Miami.
5 Benefits of Urban Trees, U.S. Forest Service, 1720 Peachtree Rd., NW, Atlanta, GA 30367-9102.
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