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Tree Facts

  • A single large shade tree reduces air temperature under the tree 10°.

  • Two mature trees produce enough oxygen for a family of four.

  • Trees increase property values 5 – 20%.

  • Trees increase the service life of blacktop roads by 40%.

  • Trees remove cadmium, chromium, nickel, lead, airborne particulates, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide & ozone from the environment.

  • Tall trees give the perception of making a street feel narrower, slowing traffic & reducing accidents.​

  • A Chicago study concluded that trees near apartments reduced domestic violence 11%.

  • An acre of trees removes 13 tons of dust, gases & pollutants from the atmosphere every year.

  • The pine tree is the oxygen factory of the south producing more oxygen than any other tree.

  • Cities with few trees become heat islands.

  • Trees help with flood control. 

  • A moderate size tree's roots absorb 400 gallons of water per day.

  • Shade trees around your home reduce energy costs 30%. 

  • Trees along the lake shore frame your view, provide shade for sitting & improve wildlife habitat.

  • Red maples, Sweet gum, Water oaks, Bald cypress are all good trees to plant near your lake. 

  • Trees intercept rain drops before they hit the ground. During average rains, 25% of the water never touches the ground.

  • Trees along streets & sidewalks makes your walk more pleasant & encourages neighborhood social connections. 


For more information visit People For Trees

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