Monday, July 27, 2009

Forest Facts

Facts About Trees In Urban Areas


  1. - Asthma rates for children fall 25% for every extra 350 trees per sq km.

  2. - Money for a new Heathrow runway could provide 22m street trees.

  3. - 1,000 new parks could help avoid 74,000 tonnes of carbon a year.

  4. - For every 5% of tree cover added, water run-off is reduced 2%.

  5. - A treeless street is 5.5C (10F) warmer than a tree-lined one in hot summers.

  6. - Property in treeless streets is worth 18% less than buildings in roads that have trees.

The above facts came from John Vidal in the Guardian.

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