Trees Can Do Just About Everything.
Here are a few “tree facts”:
- Trees give us oxygen, clean the air, and filter airborne pollutants.
- Trees conserve energy. Just three strategically placed trees can decrease utility bills by 50%.
- Urban trees in the U.S. remove 711,000 tons of air pollution annually, at a value of $3.8 billion.
- Trees and vegetation can raise property values up to 37%.
- Trees can reduce annual storm water runoff by 2% — 7%.
- The net cooling effect of a healthy tree is equivalent to 10 room-size air conditioners operating 20 hours a day.
- Trees clean the air by absorbing carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, nitrous oxides and other pollutants.
- Trees shade cars and parking lots, reducing ozone emissions from vehicles.
- Trees filter airborne pollutants and reduce the conditions that cause asthma and other respiratory problems.
- Get trees. Get healthy. Children and youth living in greener neighborhoods have lower body mass index.
- Trees reduce noise pollution by absorbing sounds.
- Urban trees in the U.S. store 700 million tons of carbon valued at $14 billion with an annual carbon sequestration rate of 22.8 million tons per year valued at $460 million annually.
- Trees provide habitat for hundreds of species.
Want to find out more? Download these resources:
ACTrees "Fact Sheets"
ACTrees "Benefits of Trees and Urban Forests: A Research List"