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Why to stand up for trees?

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TREES COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE Excess carbon dioxide (CO2) is building up in our atmosphere, contributing to climate change. Trees absorb CO2, removing and storing the carbon while releasing oxygen back into the air. In one year, an acre of mature trees absorbs the same amount of CO2 produced when you drive your car 26,000 miles. CLEAN THE 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. PROVIDE OXYGEN In one year an acre of mature trees can provide enough oxygen...

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