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Tree Facts: Forest, Air and Climate

Protecting and preserving Earth’s natural forests is a pivotal step in ensuring a healthy environment.  Check out some of these cool tree facts explaining how trees affect the forest, air and climate.  Tweet your tree facts at “@westchestertree” and join the conversation!

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How Trees Affect Air Quality

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We produce carbon dioxide simply by breathing; one mature tree absorbs carbon dioxide at a rate of 48 pounds per year!  It takes two mature trees to provide enough oxygen for one person to breathe for a full year.  What’s even more amazing, is that in one year, an acre of forest can absorb twice the C02 emissions which are produced by the average car’s annual mileage.

How Trees Affect Climate

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Earth has experienced a major shift in temperature since 1880, and most warming has occurred in the past 35 years.  Global temperature rise, warming oceans, shrinking ice sheets and declining Arctic sea ice are just a few repercussions of global warming.  Deforestation is a major variable in global warming; 15 percent of global emissions of heat-trapping gasses are attributed to deforestation.

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How do trees help the climate?  In just one day, a single tree can absorb up to 100 gallons of water, which cools the surrounding area when released into the air.

Forest Facts

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Forests house a variety of insects, plants and animals which are vital in maintaining a well-rounded food chain.  When a forest is uprooted or destroyed by manmade or natural causes, these insects, plants and animals are left without homes and food.  Deforestation and the decline of forest inhabitants results in a domino-effect of failing eco-systems.

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 Did you know you are directly affected by the benefits of forests?  Forests are the largest forms of carbon storage (also known as sinks) in the United States.  They help to trap dust, ash, pollen and smoke, keeping pollutants out of our lungs!

For more facts on climate change, visit NASA’s Climate Change page here.  To learn more about the benefits of trees, visit American Forests’ forest fact page here.

Ecological Benefits of Trees

The ecological benefits of trees are all around us . . .literally! They affect the air we breathe, the soil we stand on and grow our food in, the wood we build our homes with, the water we drink, the sun that shines on us, and even our minds on a psychological level.

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Can you imagine living in a world without any trees? Well luckily you won’t have to, because without them we actually wouldn’t survive. Trees absorb the CO2 that we breathe out, and release the oxygen that we breathe in.

Trees also help the soil too. Trees use soil to grow their roots into, which in turn holds the soil in place. Without roots holding the soil, rain or hills would cause the soil to erode.

Ever sit under a tree for some shade on a hot summer day? Trees are great for providing shade, whether its for one person, or a whole house! Having tall, leafy trees around your house can block out a lot of the sun, and thus keeping your house cool without the use of an expensive air conditioner!

So many of the fruits we eat come from trees. Apples, pears, peaches, lemons, oranges, you name it! And it’s not just food that we humans eat, many animals and birds get their food from trees as well.

Sometimes trees just make us feel good. Whether we realize it or not, our brains just like to see trees. Studies show that trees can make us feel more calm and focused, as well as less violent.

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We at Westchester Tree would love to help you take care of your trees so they can continue to provide you with these benefits, so give us a call at (914)238-0069 or visit our website to learn more.

The Benefits of Trees

The benefits of trees are vast, making the addition of a tree or two to your property a valuable investment.  Perhaps your backyard offers little shade; planting a tree would be a great way to add shade and aesthetic.  The benefits of trees range from increase privacy, increased property value, and lowered heating and cooling costs.

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Lower your monthly cooling and heating costs with the addition of one or more trees, when re-vamping your backyard!  The tree’s shade will be a welcome relief when hosting barbeques and outdoor family parties, as well as act as a windbreak, lowering your heating costs during the winter.

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Raise the property value of your home up to 20% just by adding trees to your landscape.  Variables such as size, condition, species, and placement of the tree all play a part in determining the amount your property value will increase.  Westchester Tree Life’s certified staff of arborists are happy to assist you in mapping out which trees would work best for you.  Our team of tree specialists can also assist you in caring for your tree to ensure a long and healthy life expectancy.

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Add privacy to your home without the installment of a fence!  Placing trees strategically around your home or business can assist in creating a visual barrier as well as a sound barrier.  The added privacy will create a more personal environment for you to enjoy.

These are only a few of the benefits of trees.  Your tree will improve air quality, reduce stormwater runoff and house a variety of wildlife.  Interested in adding a tree or to to your home’s exterior?  Call Westchester Tree Life today!