2016 is the 46th year of celebrating Earth Day and its tradition of drawing attention to all sorts of environmental issues. The Earth Day Network is ambitiously trying to plant 7.8 billion trees around the world by their 50th anniversary. We can all do our part by replacing old trees that have been removed or adding new ones where we have space. Whether you are looking for a tall shade tree or some fruit trees, Sargent’s knowledgeable staff can help you a select the right tree for your landscape and show you how to increase the diversity of the tree species you have. Plant the tree yourself or let Sargent’s Nursery do the heavy lifting and plant it for you. Plant a tree this Earth Day!
Tree Facts from EarthDay.org
Trees help combat climate change.
Trees absorb excess and harmful CO2 from our atmosphere. In fact, in a single year, an acre of mature trees absorbs the same amount of CO2 produced by driving the average car 26,000 miles.
Trees help us breathe clean air.
Trees absorb odors and pollutant gases (nitrogen oxides, ammonia, sulfur dioxide and ozone) and filter particulates out of the air by trapping them on their leaves and bark.
Trees help communities.
Trees help communities achieve long-term economic and environmental sustainability and provide food, energy and income.