According to the Arbor Day Foundation, we need more trees where we live.
Why do we need more trees?:
Wildlife – Trees help make nature a part of our daily lives.
Trees provide nesting sites for songbirds, and
food and cover for a wide variety of wildlife.
Conserve Energy – Cities without trees are “heat islands”.
100 million additional mature trees in U.S. cities
would save $2 billion per year in energy costs.
The goal of the Arbor Foundation’s Tree City USA
program is more trees throughout America’s towns
Clean the Air - Trees help clean the air by “catching”
airborne pollutants such as ozone, nitrogen oxide,
sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, and small
particulates. And returns pure oxygen.
Decrease Utility Costs and Increase Property Value -
A windbreak can lower heating bills 10 – 20%.
Nut Trees can be incorporated into windbreaks or
serve as shade trees.
Many flowering trees also produce food for wildlife.
Shade trees shade the concrete and help cool the
A backyard orchard lets you grow your own fruit.
Shade trees planted east and west of your home
can cut cooling costs 15 – 35%.
Check out Arbor Day Foundation at arborday.org – It’s a great organization.
So, Plant a tree today!
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