Trees add so much more to our quality of life than just as a source of revenue from the sale of forest products.
Air Quality Trees remove pollutants from the air and replenish it with oxygen. A mature tree absorbs 13 pounds of carbon dioxide each year.
|Water Quality Clean water flows from healthy forests.|
|Wildlife Habitat Forest management can be designed to enhance biodiversity or to meet habitat needs for featured species.|
|Recreation Forests are important areas for such outdoor recreationists as birdwatchers, hikers, hunters, nature photographers, horseback riders, and bikers.|
|Aesthetics Trees in urban areas soften the visual images while reducing storm runoff, improving air quality and reducing energy consumption.|
|Climate Change Trees reduce greenhouse gases by capturing carbon dioxide through photosynthesis. For every ton of wood a forest grows, it removes 1.47 tons of carbon dioxide and replaces it with 1.07 tons of oxygen.|