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This is the time of year we all think about planting again; flowers, shrubs, lawns, and trees. We found these interesting facts to share from Dow recently on the benefits of trees:

  • Trees can absorb carbon dioxide at a rate of 13 pounds per tree each year
  • Proper placement of trees around your house can reduce air conditioning and heating costs by 15 to 50 percent
  • During a 50-year life span, one tree can generate $30,000 in oxygen, recycle $35,000 worth of water and clean up $60,000 worth of air pollution – adding up to a total of $125,000 per tree without including any other values
  • Planting 100 million trees could reduce the amount of carbon by an estimated 18 million tons per year – and at the same time, save American consumers $4 billion each year on utility bills

Additional information and benefits on planting trees can be found at treelink.org

And, we invite you to review our own Reder Landscaping  publications for more information on energy-efficient landscaping.