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According to a new study, urban trees store a total of over 700 million tons of carbon at an estimated value of $50 billion. The trees also take in an additional 21 million tons of new carbon each year at a value of about $1.5 billion.
Tree cover in the nation’s Lower 48 states covers 659 million acres, more than one-third of the nation.
In what might be the first study to report continuous measurements of net CO2 exchange of urban vegetation and soils over a full year or more, scientists from UC Santa Barbara and the University of Minnesota conclude that not only is vegetation important in the uptake of the greenhouse gas, but also that different types of vegetation play different roles.
Common oaks get a boost in New York's Central Park
Contest to highlight colors of the urban forest. Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 10, 2012 The U.S.
Tennessee's urban forests, currently valued at about $80 billion, also provide almost $650 million in benefits such as carbon storage, pollution removal, and energy reduction according to a new U.S. Forest Service report.
National results indicate that tree cover in urban areas of the United States is declining at a rate of about 4 million trees per year, according to a U.S. Forest Service study published recently in Urban Forestry & Urban Greening.
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