In November, a discussion arose over tree planting as a viable method to offsets carbon emissions. A new study, which used computer modeling to calculate the impact of forests on...
The Benefits Of TreesLast Updated on 2010-05-20 00:00:00
Trees are planted for many reasons; the most common reason’s being for beauty and shade. There are many other reasons for planting a tree; increased property values, social benefits, community benefits and environmental benefits.
Trees help reduce energy costs, clean our air, provide shade during our hot summers and all while increasing your property value up to 20%! Call today and we can help you with the proper tree selection for your property. We will not only help with tree selection, but will also find a prime specimen for your yard, make sure the tree is properly planted, and provide follow-up inspections to assure the tree is healthy and thrives. More »
Planting Trees HelpsLast Updated on 2010-05-20 00:00:00
In November, a discussion arose over tree planting as a viable method to offsets carbon emissions. A new study, which used computer modeling to calculate the impact of forests on climate change, concludes that yes, trees can help... if they're planted in the right places. According to a BBC article,
Dr [Govindasamy] Bala [of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory] and colleague Ken Caldeira, from the Carnegie Institution of Washington, used a computer model to determine the impact which forests in different parts of the planet would have on temperature.
Their analysis indicates that three key factors are involved:
forests can cool the planet by absorbing the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide during photosynthesis
they can also cool the planet by evaporating water to the atmosphere and increasing cloudiness; a deck of white clouds reflects incoming solar radiation straight back out into... More »