Yes, everyone knows that trees remove carbon dioxide from the air (which is harmful to humans) and create oxygen (which we breathe to live)… but did you know that trees also scrub pollutants and toxins from the air for us?
5 mature trees (41″ DBH live oak sequestering 645 pounds of carbon annually) or 12 small trees (3-24″ DBH sequestering 850 pounds of carbon annually) can offset the average miles driven by “an average passenger car” (EPA) driving over 3,500 miles per year.
Just 1 mature live oak can store over 1000 pounds of carbon during it’s lifetime, about as much as a 12-foot alligator!
The average city street containing 24 trees removes roughly 120 pounds of pollutants from the air annually. That’s about the same at 4 sacks of crawfish!