Today is Arbor Day, and with all of the talk about Global Warming and the overall destruction of the environment, I wanted to share some facts with you that will hopefully make you understand the importance of trees.
My goal is to help people realize that they really can make a difference by just simply changing some of their daily habits!
Trees make up an urban forest which works to:
1. Help reduce pollution in our air and water
2. Conserve utility costs and cool city streets
3. Reduce crime
4. Reduce asthma and improve our overall health and quality of life
5. Increase residential and commercial property values
Here are some very interesting statistics…
Around 500 full sized trees are needed to absorb the carbon dioxide produced by a typical car driven 20,000 miles per year.
One large tree can provide a day’s worth of oxygen for up to 4 people.
One large tree can lift up to 100 gallons of water out of the ground and discharge it into the air in one day.
Researchers estimate that an urban tree can save 5 to 10 times more overall carbon dioxide than a rural tree.
If you have the opportunity, please plant a tree and help create a natural habitat in your own yard. Whether you live in the country, or the city, we can all do our part to help the environment.