Arbor Day Celebrates Environmental Impact of Trees

First off, the first Arbor Day took place back in 1872.  That’s when one man garnered the help of his community to fill the flat plains of Nebraska with trees. So cool of an idea. SO so darn cool. Today, it is a holiday celebrated across the U.S. and around the globe.

Trees are vital to life on this planet as they give oxygen, intercept pollutants, stabilize soil, and give shelter and sustenance to wildlife. Furthermore and most important, the same amount of carbon dioxide that is emitted by a car.  A car driving 26,000 miles.  Yes one tree equals that amount 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.

Finally, it covers facts and stats on trees importance. Then it goes into how we all benefit from them.  Yes we all benefit from trees. That’s including how over a year, one acre of mature trees do what? Believe it or not, they absorb the same amount of CO2 that emits from a car. To be clear folks, that’s 26,000 miles worth of driving in a year.


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