Jan 21, 2013

Thank You, Trees!

As we celebrate Tu B’Shevat this year, here are some facts to share on why trees are important to our environment.
Trees produce the oxygen we use to breathe, and absorb carbon dioxide; this slows the effects of global warming.

An average tree can absorb 1 ton of carbon dioxide from the air in a year.

One medium sized tree can provide enough air for a family of 4 for one year.

Tree roots can prevent erosion.

Trees improve the quality of water by filtering water.

The shade a tree provides can reduce the earth’s temperature by 20 degrees.

Trees provide shelter and food for wildlife.

Some species of trees can grow up to 328 FT tall and can weigh 660 tons.

Many species of trees produce food and can have medicinal properties. 

33% of America is covered by forests and plants.

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