Greening our urban environment with native species of trees can help reduce smog. Trees combat the abundance of pollution created by local traffic, as well as the large number of trucks crossing the border.
- In 50 years one tree can remove 30 tons of pollutants from the air. One hundred trees can remove five tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air.
- A single row of trees can reduce street dust by as much as 25 percent.
- Two mature trees can produce enough oxygen for four people
- A barrier of mature trees will provide an adequate sound barrier between neighbourhoods and highly traveled roads.
For more information on pollution and air quality view the Urban Air Quality Website
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