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General Facts About Trees

* Trees keep our air supply fresh by absorbing carbon dioxide and producing oxygen.
* In one year, an acre of trees can absorb as much carbon as is produced by a car driven up to 8700
* Trees provide shade and shelter, reducing yearly heating and cooling costs by 2.1 billion dollars.
* Trees lower air temperature by evaporating water in their leaves.
* The average tree in metropolitan area survives only about 8 years!
* A tree does not reach its most productive stage of carbon storage for about 10 years.
* Trees cut down noise pollution by acting as sound barriers.
* Tree roots stabilize the soil and prevent erosion.
* Trees improve water quality by slowing and filtering rain water as well as protecting aquifers and         
* Trees provide protection from downward fall of rain, sleet, and hail as well as reduce storm run-off      
and the possibility of flooding,
* Trees provide food and shelter for wildlife.
* Trees located along streets act as a glare and reflection control.
* The death of one 70-year old tree would return over three tons of carbon to the atmosphere.

Record-setting Trees

* One of the tallest soft wood trees is the General Sherman, a giant redwood sequoia of California.       
General Sherman is about 275 ft or 84 m high with a girth of 25 ft or 8 m.
* The 236 ft or 72 m high Ada Tree of Australia has a 50 ft or 15.4 m girth and a root system that               
takes up more than an acre.
* The world's tallest tree is a coast redwood in California, measuring more than 360 ft or 110 m.
* The world's oldest trees are 4,600 year old Bristlecone pines in the USA.