Video: Urban Forests = Cleaner, Cooler Air

This four-minute video from the American Society of Landscape Architects describes how trees benefit cities.

“…a single large healthy tree can remove greater than 300 pounds of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere every year… Through their leaves, trees also provide evaporative cooling, which increases air humidity. Shaded surfaces may be 20-45 degrees cooler, and evapotranspiration can reduce peak summer temperatures by 2-9 degrees.”

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