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Urban Trees

Why save local trees?

Trees clean the air. Tree foliage works as a natural air filter of particulate matter such as dust, micro sized metals and pollutants such as ozone, nitrogen oxides, ammonia and sulphur dioxides. Trees take in carbon dioxide and produce oxygen. Combined with the cooling effect of trees, these processes can have a significant impact on reducing smog and overall air pollution.

Trees improve water quality. A healthy urban forest can have a strong influence on water quality. Tree canopies and root systems slow and reduce storm water runoff, flooding and erosion. Trees also help filter water runoff reducing potential sources of water pollution into our rivers and storm drains.

Trees save energy. Trees cool the air naturally in two ways: through direct shade and through water evaporating from the leaves. Homes shaded by trees need less energy for cooling which also means lower monthly utility bills in summer.

Trees raise property value. Shaded neighbourhoods and well-landscaped gardens have a positive economic influence on property values, timeliness of house sales and neighbourhood desirability. Studies report that landscaping speeds the sale of a home by four to six weeks. From: www.sactree.com

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