Posted Thursday, February 28th, 2008by Craig
Radiant energy from the sun is absorbed or deflected by leaves on deciduous trees in the summer.
The more compact the foliage on the tree or group of trees, the greater the influence of the windbreak for slowing cold, winter winds.
Trees intercept water, store some of it, and reduce storm runoff and the possibility of flooding.
Temperature in the vicinity of trees is cooler than that away from trees. By using trees in the cities, we are able to moderate the heat-island effect caused by pavement and buildings in commercial areas.
In the process of absorbing carbon dioxide from the air, leaves also absorb other air pollutants-such as ozone, carbon monoxide, and sulfur dioxide-and give off oxygen.
Information found at: TreesAreGood.com