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If you're looking for a reason to care about tree loss, this summer's record-breaking heat waves might be it. Trees can lower summer daytime temperatures by as much as 10 degrees Fahrenheit, according to a recent study. But tree cover in US cities is shrinking. A study published last year by the US Forest Service found that we lost 36 million trees annually from urban and rural communities over a five-year period. That's a 1% drop from 2009 to 2014. If we continue on this path, "cities will become warmer, more polluted and generally more unhealthy for inhabitants," said David Nowak, a senior US Forest Service scientist and co-author of the study. Nowak says there are many reasons our tree canopy is declining, including hurricanes, tornadoes, fires, insects and disease. But the one reason for tree loss that humans can control is sensible development.  The most effective way to tackle climate change? Plant 1 trillion trees "We see the tree cover being swapped out for impervious cover, which means when we look at the photographs, what was there is now replaced with a parking lot or a building," Nowak said. More than 80% of the US population lives in urban areas, and most Americans live in forested regions along the East and West coasts, Nowak says. "Every time we put a road down, we put a building and we cut a tree or add a tree, it not only affects that site, it affects the region." The study placed a value on tree loss based on trees' role in air pollution removal and energy conservation.
If you're looking for a reason to care about tree loss, this summer's record-breaking heat waves might be it. Trees can lower summer daytime temperatures by as much as 10 degrees Fahrenheit, according to a recent study. But tree cover in US cities is shrinking. A study published last year by the US Forest Service found that we lost 36 million trees annually from urban and rural communities over a five-year period. That's a 1% drop from 2009 to 2014. If we continue on this path, "cities will become warmer, more polluted and generally more unhealthy for inhabitants," said David Nowak, a senior US Forest Service scientist and co-author of the study. Nowak says there are many reasons our tree canopy is declining, including hurricanes, tornadoes, fires, insects and disease. But the one reason for tree loss that humans can control is sensible development.  The most effective way to tackle climate change? Plant 1 trillion trees "We see the tree cover being swapped out for impervious cover, which means when we look at the photographs, what was there is now replaced with a parking lot or a building," Nowak said. More than 80% of the US population lives in urban areas, and most Americans live in forested regions along the East and West coasts, Nowak says. "Every time we put a road down, we put a building and we cut a tree or add a tree, it not only affects that site, it affects the region." The study placed a value on tree loss based on trees' role in air pollution removal and energy conservation.
We really need to take care of the trees, or the world could get warmer and the weather could change, so let's take care of the trees together.
We really need to take care of the trees, or the world could get warmer and the weather could change, so let's take care of the trees together.
"If you're looking for a reason to care about tree loss, this summer's record-breaking heat waves might be it. Trees can lower summer daytime temperatures by as much as ten degrees Fahrenheit and lower energy costs. Here's how you can help."
"If you're looking for a reason to care about tree loss, this summer's record-breaking heat waves might be it. Trees can lower summer daytime temperatures by as much as ten degrees Fahrenheit and lower energy costs. Here's how you can help."
Please it's request dont cut the tree because tree is most important I our life we really need to take care the tree
Please it's request dont cut the tree because tree is most important I our life we really need to take care the tree
I think that us cities has to pay later for it
I think that us cities has to pay later for it
>"If you're looking for a reason to care about tree loss, this summer's record-breaking heat waves might be it. Trees can lower summer daytime temperatures by as much as ten degrees Fahrenheit and lower energy costs. Here's how you can help."
>"If you're looking for a reason to care about tree loss, this summer's record-breaking heat waves might be it. Trees can lower summer daytime temperatures by as much as ten degrees Fahrenheit and lower energy costs. Here's how you can help."
>"If you're looking for a reason to care about tree loss, this summer's record-breaking heat waves might be it. Trees can lower summer daytime temperatures by as much as ten degrees Fahrenheit and lower energy costs. Here's how you can help."
>"If you're looking for a reason to care about tree loss, this summer's record-breaking heat waves might be it. Trees can lower summer daytime temperatures by as much as ten degrees Fahrenheit and lower energy costs. Here's how you can help."
Save mother nature🌲🌱🌴🌳
Save mother nature🌲🌱🌴🌳
We need to save trees , because they are everything to us without them we are nothing . Everyone please save trees and plant trees .
We need to save trees , because they are everything to us without them we are nothing . Everyone please save trees and plant trees .
Just because of pollution!! That's the main reason.. and we all are responsible for this😒
Just because of pollution!! That's the main reason.. and we all are responsible for this😒
>"If you're looking for a reason to care about tree loss, this summer's record-breaking heat waves might be it. Trees can lower summer daytime temperatures by as much as ten degrees Fahrenheit and lower energy costs. Here's how you can help."
>"If you're looking for a reason to care about tree loss, this summer's record-breaking heat waves might be it. Trees can lower summer daytime temperatures by as much as ten degrees Fahrenheit and lower energy costs. Here's how you can help."
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