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Monday, April 14, 2008

Plant a tree and enjoy the benefits

Whether doing it to be more environmentally conscious or to make your home’s landscape more aesthetically appealing, planting a tree or trees around your property can be a great way to spend some time outdoors while making a positive impact on your surroundings.

Some of the benefits are:

•Shade trees can reduce utility bills for air conditioning by 15-50 percent.

•In one year an average tree produces enough oxygen for a family of four for a year.

•One tree will absorb the carbondioxide from four cars every year.

•Studies indicate that trees help create feelings of relaxation and well-being.

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