Posts Tagged "arbor day"

What Good is a Tree?

Posted on Apr 15, 2015 in Green Tip

In honor of upcoming Arbor Day, let’s do a small experiment. Take two identical streets. Give them the same homes, the same residents, the same cars in the driveway and the same cracks in the sidewalk. But, on one of these streets, add a nice, neat line of street trees. Now, which street would you rather live on? It’s common knowledge in urban planning circles that street trees are a key element of successful streetscapes. They beautify by adding color and fragrance to manmade landscapes. They produce oxygen and clear the air of toxins and pollutants. Street trees help slow traffic, which...

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