Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Plant a tree...here's why...

Everyone should take the time, make the investment and plant a tree, or two, and here's why!

    • The average tree takes in 1.4 pounds of carbon dioxide and gives off a pound of oxygen for every pound of wood grown. Carbon is stored in wood. That means the tree will trap this carbon until it burns or decays.
    • The United States has 738 million acres of forestland.
    • Total Forest Growth exceeds the amount harvested each year since the 1940's
    • Annual hardwood growth rate surpasses harvest by 70 percent.
    • Each year 1.7 billion trees are planted in the United States - more than five trees for every man, woman and child in America - an average of 4.8 million seedlings each day.
    • Scientists estimate lumber manufacturing consumes just 4% of the energy used by all raw materials manufacturerers. Steel and concrete manufacturers consume 56%. A steel stud requires 21 times as much energy to produce and releases 15 times the sulfur dioxide as a wood 2x4. Producing concrete emits up to 3 times more carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and hydrocarbon that lumber producation.
If we do our part, the earth will remain a beautiful, healthy place to live!  Plant a tree to help Mother Earth keep us healthy.

At Trees "R" Us, Inc. we take pride in not only our professional tree care services, but also educating our customers.  It is through education that we really save trees and help the environment.  We hope you found this post informative and educational. 
Trees "R" Us, Inc. is a professional tree service for the Chicago's North Shore, North and Northwest suburbs.  Tree trimming, tree removal, stump grinding, fertilizations, tree disease treatments and prevention as well as plant health care are just a few of our high quality, professional services.  Contact us today for a free analysis or quote at www.treesrusinc.com or at 847-913-9069.
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