Tree Facts - Over a 50-year lifetime, a tree generates $31,250 worth of oxygen, provides $62,000 worth of air pollutioncontrol, recycles $37,500 worth of water, and controls $31,250 worth of soil erosion.
Tree Facts - On average, each person on the planet uses about 50 pounds of paper every year, 5 cords of wood for heat and electrical energy, and 55% of homes are built using wood. That means 5 billion people use the equivalent of one 50-foot tall, 12-inch diameter, tree each day for their paper and wood product needs.
Tree Facts - The average tree in an town or city area has a life expectancy of only 8 years mostly due to environmental pollution.
Tree Facts - The amount of oxygen produced by an acre of trees per year equals the amount consumed by 18 people annually. One tree produces nearly 260 pounds of oxygen each year.
Tree Facts - A tree can absorb as much as 48 pounds of carbon dioxide per year and can sequester 1 ton of carbon dioxide by the time it reaches 40 years old. Planting trees remains one of the cheapest, most effective means of drawing excess CO2 from the atmosphere.
Tree Facts - Over 5,000 products are made from trees.
Tree Facts - China uses twice the wood products that it is capable of producing, and is one of the largest foreign tree plantation owners in the world.
Tree Facts - Deforestation is one of the main causes of atmospheric carbon dioxide; burning and cutting millions of acres of trees each year, it is responsible for 20-25 per cent of all carbon emissions.
Tree Facts - It only takes 30 trees to offset the C02 produced by one car annually.