Benefits of urban trees

May 12, 2016
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A wild fig tree claims back a piece of the old Durban jail that has been left standing in the International Convention Centre as a reminder of Durban's apartheid past. Image © Chris Chapman

Large urban trees are excellent filters for urban pollutants and fine particulates. One tree can remove 12 kg of CO2 from the atmosphere annually, the equivalent of 18 000 km of car emissions. Trees provide habitat, food and protection to plants and animals, increasing urban biodiversity. Planting trees today is essential for future generations! Check out this insightful poster created by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations...

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Download the hi res poster HERE.

 

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