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Friday, 09 June 2017 21:59

Why trees?

Make a difference, Make a change...plant a tree! The benefits will out-live you!

Trees combat climate change

Excess carbon dioxide (CO2) caused by many factors is a building up in our atmosphere and contributing to climate change. Trees absorb CO2, removing and storing the carbon while releasing the oxygen back into the air. In one year, an acre of mature trees absorbs the amount of CO2 produced when you drive your car 26,000 miles.

Trees clean the air

Trees absorb odors and pollutant gases (nitrogen oxides, ammonia, sulfur dioxide and ozone) and filter particulates out of the air by trapping them on their leaves and bark.

Trees provide oxygen

In one year an acre of mature trees can provide enough oxygen for 18 people.

Trees cool the streets and the city

Average temperatures in Los Angeles have risen 6°F in the last 50 years as tree coverage has declined and the number of heat-absorbing roads and buildings has increased.
Trees cool the city by up to 10°F, by shading our homes and streets, breaking up urban “heat islands” and releasing water vapor into the air through their leaves...and there's so much more. Click the link below to finish reading this article. 

https://www.treepeople.org/resources/tree-benefits

 

 

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Friday, 15 August 2014 13:40

How Trees Work For Us

It's easy to take trees for granted. After all, it looks like they stand around and do nothing. But, in reality, they're very busy doing many jobs that are very essential.

1)    Many animals, such as birds, squirrels, raccoons and a variety of insects, spend much of their lives in trees.

2)    We probably can't think of anyone who lives in a tree, but many of us live in wooden houses made from trees. Furniture and many other obvious items inside our homes are also made from wood.

3)    Not to be forgotten are the jobs that trees provide for people - loggers and tree planters, for example

4)    Many types of trees provide food for people too. Apples, pears, peaches and cherries come from trees, as do nuts like walnuts and hazelnuts.

5)    The quality of our environment - the air, soil and water - depends on the roles trees play. Trees help create rain as they expel moisture into the atmosphere: their roots draw it from the soil and their leaves return it to the air. Trees clean the air we breathe by taking in carbon dioxide through the leaves and then giving off oxygen we need to breathe.

6)    Trees provide shade in the summer to help cool our homes. In the winter, they block wind to help warm our homes.

So…hug a tree, they deserve it!!!

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