10 Amazing Tree Facts

factstreescoverTrees often go unnoticed around us. But sometimes I don’t think people understand the importance of trees to the Earth and Human survival. Check out these 10 Amazing facts about Trees and try to fully understand the importance of the mighty tree. Then go and plant a tree!

-50% of all plant and animal species in the world live in tropical Rainforests.
-In Los Angeles, trees remove nearly 2,000 tons of air pollution each year.
-One large tree can provide a day’s supply of oxygen for up to four people.
-Trees properly placed around buildings can reduce air conditioning needs by 30% and can save 20–50% in energy used for heating.
-Every dollar spent on planting and caring for a community tree yields benefits that are two to five times that investment—benefits that include cleaner air, lower energy costs, improved water quality and storm water control and increased property values.
-80,000 ACRES of forests disappear from the Earth every day!
-70% of the world’s plants and animals live in forests and are losing their habitats to deforestation. Loss of habitat can lead to species extinction. This is not only a biodiversity tragedy but also has negative consequences for medicinal research and local populations who rely on the animals and plants in the forests for hunting and medicine.
-46-58 MILLION square miles of forest are lost every year. That’s equivalent to 36 football fields every minute
-700 POUNDS of paper are used by the average US citizen every year
-4/10 TREES get chopped down and are processed into pulp for making paper products such as tissue paper, toothpaste, magazines and more.

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