As national tree day approaches I want to consider the value of trees!
So the question I ask myself is….
What contributions do trees in our community provide both environmental & personally?
Trees reduce noise pollution by absorbing sounds. A belt of trees 98 feet wide and 49 feet tall can reduce noise by 6 to 10 decibels. (NJ Resource Education Center)
Trees absorb carbon dioxide and other pollutants . For example, 1 tree can absorb 1 ton of carbon dioxide by the time it is 40 years old. (dogwoodalliance.org)
Landscaping, especially with trees, can significantly increase property values. One example, a value of 9% ($15,000) was determined in a U.S. Tax Court case for the loss of a large oak tree on a property valued at $164,500. (Council of Tree and Landscape Appraisers)
As few as three trees properly positioned can save the average household $250 annually.
(U.S. Dept Of Energy)
Views of nature reduce the stress response of both body and mind when stress conditions are present. (Journal of Environmental Psychology)
To name a few of the contributions that trees bring to the equation of life and I could expound more but I think we get the point and that is, our trees are truly valuable. So this Arbor Day consider your trees!