Did You Know?

  • Trees keep our air supply fresh by absorbing carbon dioxide and producing oxygen.

  • In one year, an acre of trees can absorb as much carbon as is produced by a car driven up to 8700 miles.

  • Trees provide shade and shelter, reducing yearly heating and cooling costs by 2.1 billion dollars.

  • Trees lower air temperature by evaporating water in their leaves.

  • The average tree in metropolitan area survives only about 8 years!

  • A tree does not reach its most productive stage of carbon storage for about 10 years.

  • Trees cut down noise pollution by acting as sound barriers.

  • Tree roots stabilize the soil and prevent erosion.

  • Trees improve water quality by slowing and filtering rain water as well as protecting aquifers and watersheds.

  • Trees provide protection from downward fall of rain, sleet, and hail as well as reduce storm run-off and the possibility of flooding,

  • Trees provide food and shelter for wildlife.

  • Trees located along streets act as a glare and reflection control.

  • The death of one 70-year old tree would return over three tons of carbon to the atmosphere.

  • Submitted by Jeff Wilson

    Certified Arborist #IL0099A

    Wachtel Tree Science


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