Environmental benefits of trees
Trees are like the lungs of the planet. They breathe in carbon dioxide and breathe out oxygen. Additionally, they provide habitat for birds and other wildlife. But that’s not all trees do for us! To see just how much trees are essential to the planet and to humans, let’s look at the following statistics:
CO2 is one of the major contributing elements to the greenhouse effect. Trees trap CO2 from the atmosphere and make carbohydrates that are used for plant growth. They give us oxygen in return.
The tree in turn releases enough oxygen to sustain two human beings.Trees also help to reduce ozone levels in urban areas.
Trees reduce urban runoff and erosion by storing water and breaking the force of rain as it falls. 100 mature trees can reduce runoff caused by rainfall by up to 100,000 gallons!
Trees also absorb sound and reduce noise pollution. This is especially important for people who live near motorways. In some cases, a well planted group of trees can reduce noise pollution by up to 10 decibels.