Charleston SC Tree Service Tree Environmental Facts



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Charleston Tree Trimming


Charleston SC Tree Service provides some quick environmental facts about trees that you probably already know. This just provides a reminder on the environmental value of trees.

  • Three tons of carbon would be returned to the atmosphere upon the death of one 70-year old tree.
  • The most productive stage of carbon storage for a tree happens at about 10 years.
  • Glare and reflection control is reduced by trees located along roadsides.
  • An acre of trees can absorb as much carbon in one year as a car driven 8700 miles.
  • Yearly heating and cooling costs are reduced by 2.1 billion dollars by trees’ shade and shelter.
  • Trees lower air temperature by evaporating water through their leaves.
  • Trees absorbing carbon dioxide and producing oxygen keep our air supply fresh.
  • The the life span for an average tree in metropolitan area is only about 8 years.
  • Food and shelter for wildlife is provided by trees.
  • Noise pollution is provided by trees by acting as sound barriers.
  • Soil is stabalized by tree roots helping to prevent erosion.
  • Water quality is improved by trees by protecting aquifers and watersheds and also slowing and filtering rain water.
  • Protection from downward fall of rain, sleet, and hail is provided by trees.


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