Plant native trees with friends, family and children in urban and rural areas to offset our carbon emissions
4 Great Reasons to Plant Native Trees Near YOU
1. Trees act as carbon sinks and offsets the Greenhouse Effect. - Just one acre of new forest will sequester about 2.5 tons of carbon annually. Trees have the potential to absorb CO2 at the rate of 13 pounds/tree/year. Trees reach their most productive stage of carbon storage at about 10 years.
Planting 100 million trees could offset carbon by an estimated 18 million tons per year and at the same time, save Canadian consumers $4 billion each year on utility bills.
2. Soil/ Land / Community protection - Prevents or reduces soil erosion and water pollution. Windbreaks around homes can also shield against wind and snow and heating costs can be reduced by as much as 30 percent.
3. Natural Water Filtration - Helps recharge ground water and sustains streamflow.
4. Natural noise barrier - Properly placed screens of trees and shrubs can significantly decrease noise pollution along busy thoroughfares and intersections.
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