Environmental effects

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  • Omar's painted tree:

  • Trees help lowering surface and air temperatures by providing shade. For example shaded surfaces, for example, may be 20–45°F (11–25°C) cooler than the peak temperatures of unshaded materials.
    Trees that directly shade buildings decrease demand for air conditioning.
    By reducing energy demand, trees decrease the production of associated air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. They also remove air pollutants and store and sequester carbon dioxide. Vegetation reduces runoff and improves water quality by absorbing and filtering rainwater.
    Tree shade can slow deterioration of street pavement, decreasing the amount of maintenance needed.

    Trees and vegetation provide aesthetic value, habitat for many species, and can reduce noise. Trees help lowering surface and air temperatures by providing shade. For example shaded surfaces, for example, may be 20–45°F (11–25°C) cooler than the peak temperatures of unshaded materials. Trees that directly shade buildings decrease demand for air conditioning.
    By reducing energy demand, trees decrease the production of associated air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. They also remove air pollutants and store and sequester carbon dioxide. Vegetation reduces runoff and improves water quality by absorbing and filtering rainwater.
    Tree shade can slow deterioration of street pavement, decreasing the amount of maintenance needed.
    Trees and vegetation provide aesthetic value, habitat for many species, and can reduce noise.

    - Omar

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