Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Trees are Part of the Solution
Maybe our premier and her colleagues don't realize that during its lifetime, a tree will absorb more than 40 tonnes of carbon dioxide and pollutants from the air, and replace that with life giving oxygen! In the summer, deciduous trees provide shade on hot summer days and lower the temperature beneath them by up to ten degrees celsius! The roots and trunk of a tree can hold thousands of litres of water to be released through transpiration at drier times!
I hope that Premier Notley and her government will twig in soon about trees (pun intended) and divert some of that carbon tax money toward raising and planting more trees! Trees are not the magic solution to the problem of lowering our "carbon footprint," but they are certainly part of the solution!