Trees are Powerful!
Trees help to remove pollutants from the air, they uptake water, improve our lifestyle, and reduce the heat island effect.
Air Pollution and Trees
Air pollution represents one of the biggest environmental risks to human heath.
In 2012, one (1) of out every nine (9) deaths were the result of air pollution-related conditions. Of those deaths, around 3 million are attributed solely to ambient (outdoor) air pollution.
|Photosynthesis removes carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and in the U.S. trees remove about 35 billion pounds of air pollutants every year, preventing more than half a million cases of acute respiratory symptoms annually!|
Forests help offset 10 to 20 percent of greenhouse gas emissions each year!
|A study from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) suggested that replanting trees lost to development and deforestation could capture anywhere from one-sixth (1/6) to two-thirds (2/3) of the carbon pollution generated in the industrial age. |
Annual Benefits of Trees in Broward County
In Broward county trees have an enormous impact on our lives in many ways!
- They result in 1,232 less cases of respiratory symptoms per year
- 448 avoided cases of Asthma exacerbation per year
WORK AND SCHOOL
- 350 Avoided School loss days
- 36 Work loss days
- $11,098,521 per year saved in Air Pollution Removal
- $10,446,339 saved in total Hydrological benefits