Trees are much more than just by their definition. We have collect some amazing facts about trees, mainly as preservers of our environment and how they affect our energy costs and help providing more value to our homes and gardens. Please enjoy reading about it it and next time you look at a tree be a little more conscious about our environment.
Increased homeowner safety: A single tree in your front yard can seize more than 750 gallons of rainwater in its crown, reducing runoff and flooding on your property.
Commuters blessing: In parking lots, trees help keep the cars cool — 40-50 degrees cooler, in fact— and cooler cars produce less pollution.
National energy savings: In fact, 100 million mature trees growing around homes in the U.S. can save a collective $2 billion every year in energy costs.
Homeowner savings: Strategically placed trees save up to 56 percent on annual air-conditioning costs.
Healthy people: 100 trees remove 53 tons of carbon dioxide and 430 pounds of other air pollutants per year.
One tree can take in as much carbon in a year as a car produces while driving 26,000 miles.
U.S. Forest Service (www.fs.fed.us)