Top 10 Benefits of Trees
There are many benefits of having healthy trees as part of your landscape
Trees come in all sorts of shapes, colors, and sizes. Not only do they make the world a more beautiful place, they provide shade, shelter, and serenity. While their benefits are endless, we have compiled a list of the top 10 benefits of trees.
1. Oxygen Provider
One day's worth of oxygen for a family of four is provided by a single tree.
2. Money Saver
Properly placed tree cover in urban areas can save cities millions of dollars annually in stormwater management, air purification, and energy conservation costs.
3. Power Investor
It's estimated that 50 million well-placed shade trees have the potential of eliminating the need for seven 100-megawatt power plants.
4. Emission Combater
If a tree absorbs 1 ton of carbon over its lifespan, it's like erasing 11,000 miles of car emissions.
5. Air Purifier
One acre of trees has the ability to remove up to 5 tons of carbon dioxide and up to 13 tons of other particles and gases annually. A single tree might absorb up to 1 ton of carbon over a 40-year life span.
6. Natural Coolant
One mature tree has the same cooling power as 15 room-size air conditioners.
7. Stress Reducer
According to Morton Arboretum, the sight of trees reduces blood pressure, exposure to trees makes children less stressed, and drivers who can see trees are less frustrated.
8. Energy Saver
Carefully positioned trees can save 25 to 30 percent of energy consumption. Deciduous trees are the most beneficial for energy savings since they provide shade in the warmer months and let the sunlight shine through in the colder months.
9. Stormwater Filter
One hundred mature trees can capture up to 100,000 gallons of rainfall per year, reducing runoff and filtering water.
Trees reduce crime and illnesses. According to North Carolina State University, a well-placed tree can also block noise by up to 40 percent.
Let's give trees the credit they deserve. Taking good care of your trees now will ensure that you can enjoy their benefits for years to come.
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