to reduce your global footprint…
As trees grow, they help stop climate change by removing carbon dioxide from the air, storing carbon in the trees and soil, and releasing oxygen into the atmosphere.
…and for all the benefits they provide.
While fighting climate change, trees provide many benefits to all of us, every day. They provide cooling shade, block cold winter winds, attract birds and wildlife, purify our air, prevent soil erosion, clean our water, and add grace and beauty to our homes and communities.
How Trees Fight Climate Change in Your Community
Neighborhood and street trees provide shade for streets and parking areas, add to the value of your property, cool the air, and absorb carbon dioxide.
Neighborhoods with well-shaded streets can be up to 6–10° F cooler than neighborhoods without street trees, reducing the heat-island effect, and reducing energy needs. (U.S. Forest Service Center for Urban Forest Research)
Shaded parking lots keep automobiles cooler, reducing emissions from fuel tanks and engines, and helping reduce the heat-island effect in communities. (U.S. Forest Service)
Trees not an option because of large paved lots? Install solar as canopies to park under. Generate clean energy for lighting with the excess being sent to the grid. Keep cars cooler, and reduce idling for a/c.