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In one year, an acre of trees can absorb the amount of CO2 produced when you drive a car for about 50,000 km

If correctly placed, trees around buildings can reduce air conditioning needs by 30%

A leafy tree produces enough oxygen for 10 people to inhale in a year

100 mature trees intercept about 950,000 litres of rainfall per year in their crowns, reducing runoff of polluted storm water

The shade created by a large tree is equivalent to 10 room-size air conditioners running 20 hours a day

Trees on campuses and play-grounds reduce UV-B exposure by about 50%, protecting us from skin cancer

Source:   1.Top 22 benefits of trees - Tree People 2.10 amazing facts about trees – Sharpex Gardening 3.Planting Trees – Clean Air Gardening 4.  Why Trees? - Save a Tree 5.The benefits of trees – The Morton Arboretum