More than ever, citizens are looking for the perfect machine to help solve some of our pollution problems, and interestingly enough we need look no further than that big oak or elm right in our yard or street. Technology has allowed us to take some very specific measurements that tell us exactly what trees do for us!
Did you know, for example, that one large tree can:
- Absorb 30 tons of carbon dioxide in its lifetime
- Produce enough oxygen for two-four people
- Cause as much as a 35 degree cooling difference in air temperature
- Remove 60 to 70 times the amount of air pollution as a small tree
Thanks to a tree’s intricate plumbing system, these benefits can be ours with just a little bit of care. Take time today, to appreciate our old woody friends!