Designers and city planners need to be aware of the benefits that successful tree planting projects bring.

Did you know:

  • The crown of a large tree is also a freestanding antiflood reservoir. One hundred mature trees capture about 1,137,500 litres of rainwater per year by absorbing rain and slowing the flow of stormwater, allowing some water to evaporate and the rest to soak into the ground.
  • Just one hundred trees remove 5 tonnes of carbon dioxide from the air a year and about 450 kilograms of pollutants.
  • A big tree does 60 to 70 times the pollution removal of a small tree.

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