Tree Facts

  • 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.
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