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Reforestation Efforts Needed

Updated: May 18

Trees absorb carbon dioxide and emit oxygen.  The Arbor Day Foundation reports that a mature tree can absorb about 48 pounds of carbon dioxide annually — that is the equivalent to absorbing the emissions from burning 4 gallons of gas.

In sum, trees help mitigate the impacts of climate change. In fact, trees absorb about 30% of global emissions each year, which is why trees are known as the “lungs of the earth.”  

Unfortunately, the Earth is losing more trees than are planted every year due to climate change, logging, pests, wildfire, and other disturbances, so reforestation efforts are needed to help restore and maintain our forests.

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