Lake Hensley News Article

Did Ya Know? (Tree Facts)

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Posted: 12/9/2010


  • An acre of trees can remove up to 13 tons of pollutants from the air.

  • An acre of trees can give off enough oxygen for 18 people daily.

  • An acre of trees can conserve up to 100 lbs. of topsoil during a 2-inch rainfall.

  • An acre of trees can reduce cooling costs 25 percent in 90-degree weather.

  • An acre of trees can reduce noise pollution by 50 percent.

  • An acre of trees can provide homes for 400 species of wildlife and thousands of beneficial microorganisms.

  • By cooling the air and ground around them, the shade from trees helps cool the Earth’s temperature.

  • Trees are good noise barriers, making your home quieter.

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