The first Arbor Day took place back in 1872 when one man garnered the help of his community to fill the flat plains of Nebraska with trees. Today, it is a holiday celebrated across the U.S. and around the globe.
Trees are vital to life on this planet as they provide oxygen, intercept pollutants, stabilize soil, and give shelter and sustenance to wildlife. The same amount of carbon dioxide that is emitted by a car driving 26,000 miles can be absorbed by one acre of mature trees over a year period. Trees are incredibly powerful and they need to be protected.
This Arbor Day graphic maps out the many benefits of trees and how people can make an impact in their communities on this year’s Arbor Day, coming up on April 27th.
It covers facts and stats on the importance of trees and how we all benefit from them, including how over a year, one acre of mature trees absorbs the same amount of CO2 that is emitted from a car in 26,000 miles worth of driving.