Urban trees are excellent air filters, removing
harmful pollutants and fine particulates.
Trees are important for creating sustainable cities: in urban areas,
they can cool the air by up to 8 degrees, reducing air conditioning
needs by 30 percent.
A tree can sequester up to 150 kilograms of carbon dioxide per year.
More than 25 percent of the medicines we use originate in rainforest plants.
Forests are home to over 80 percent of land animals and
plants and cover 31 percent of the world’s total land area.
Forest products contribute to reducing and replacing
polluting and carbon intensive materials.
About 1.6 billion people around the world depend on forests for their
livelihoods and daily subsistence needs.
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