Today is Earth Day! Each year on April 22nd, more than 1 billion people globally celebrate our planet and participate in Earth Day activities. Planting a tree on any day is a reason to celebrate, but when you plant a tree on Earth Day, you are getting outside and joining the largest civic observance in the world. Atlantic Maintenance Group is here to fill you in on just some of the many amazing benefits of tree planting. Not interested in planting your own tree? Don’t worry, you can contact us to do it for you.
Trees Combat Climate Change
Climate change is an incredibly important issue that is only just beginning to plague our planet. The buildup of excess carbon monoxide (CO2) in our atmosphere as a result of various factors is contributing to climate change. Trees combat climate change by absorbing CO2, removing and storing the carbon, and releasing oxygen back into the air. According to Tree People, “In one year, an acre of mature trees absorbs the amount of CO2 produced when you drive your car 26,000 miles.”
Trees Conserve Energy
With the hot summer months ahead of us, couldn’t you afford to save money on your air conditioning and cooling costs? When you strategically plant trees around your home, they can reduce your need for summer air conditioning by up to 50 percent. Not only will this lower your energy bill, it will drastically reduce your carbon footprint.
Trees Help Prevent Water Pollution
Trees provide a barrier between rainfall and the ground that allows water to flow down the trunk and into the earth below the tree. This reduces runoff and prevents stormwater from carrying harmful pollutants to the ocean and nearby water sources. According to Tree People, “When mulched, trees act like a sponge that filters this water naturally and uses it to recharge groundwater supplies.” Interested in more amazing benefits of tree planting? Click here.
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