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 rainwater 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.
For more fun facts about trees, check out this article from the International Society of Arboriculture!