Why Plant Trees Instead of Chain Sawing Them Down

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Trees absorb odors and pollutant gases

Such as (nitrogen oxides, ammonia, sulfur dioxide and ozone) and filter particulates out of the air by trapping them on their leaves and bark.


Trees combat climate change

Excess carbon dioxide (CO2) caused by many factors is a building up in our atmosphere and contributing to climate change. Trees absorb CO2, removing and storing the carbon while releasing the oxygen back into the air. In one year, an acre of mature trees absorbs the amount of CO2 produced when you drive your car 26,000 miles.

Trees cool Your Home

Average temperatures in many cities have risen 2-3°C in the last 50 years as tree coverage has declined and the number of heat-absorbing roads and buildings has increased. Trees cool the city by up to 5°C, by shading our homes and streets, breaking up urban “heat islands” and releasing water vapor into the air through their leaves. The process of transpiration whereby trees release water vapour is why it always cooler sitting under a shady tree then a metal pergola.

Trees increase street appeal and property values

The beauty of a well-planted property and its surrounding street and neighborhood can raise property values by as much as 15 percent. This means in Perth that instead of getting 600,000 for your property, it will sell faster and for up to $90,000 dollars more.

Trees Are Good For Birds and Bio Diversity

Areas that have Green infrastructure and increased quantites and species of trees have been found to provide important improvements to the ecosystem. Suburbs with more than 30 per cent native street trees have more bird species. Dr Karen Ikin, from The ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (CEED).

Trees Reduce Stress and Make You Calmer

Research consistently shows Trees and Greenery Reduce Stress and Make You Feel Calmer and more relaxed. Tree lined suburbs that you walk around after a stressful day of work will calm you down far more than a brick and cement and artificial turf laden suburb.

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