The Need for Trees

25 07 2008

Quick Facts about the need for trees, from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (http://www.dnr.state.md.us/forests/forester/mdfacts.asp):

  • Landscaping, especially with trees, can increase property values as much as 20%.
  • One acre of forest absorbs six tons of carbon dioxide and produces four tons of oxygen. This is enough to meet the annual needs of eighteen people. USDA Forest Service
  • For every 10,000 miles driven in a vehicle that gets 20 mpg plant 15 trees to offset the CO2 production.
  • Tree loss has a financial cost. Tree loss in the Baltimore-Washington region since 1973 has resulted in a 19% increase in stormwater runoff (540 million cubic feet) at a cost of $1.08 billion American Forests
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