It is Arbor Day today! Plant a tree this weekend?

There are several reasons to plant tree, for your home and your community!

A mature tree on your property can add between $1,000 and $10,000 to the value of your home, depending on its size and condition.

One acre of forest absorbs six tons of carbon dioxide per year, putting out four tons of oxygen. That’s enough oxygen annually to support 18 people.

Trees properly placed around buildings can slash air conditioning needs by 30 percent and can save 20 to 30 percent in energy used for heating.

Planting trees translates to better water quality, reduced stormwater runoff and less erosion. Wooded areas help prevent sediment and chemicals from flowing into streams.

 

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