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  • About 5 loonies buys 1 tree, according to Toronto and Region Conservation.

  • Over a 50-year lifetime, the U.S. Forest Service estimates that 1 tree generates:

    • $31,250 worth of oxygen,
    • $62,000 worth of air pollution control,
    • $37,500 worth of naturally recycled water, and
    • $31,250 worth of soil erosion control.
    (Reference - US Forest Service figures in US $ - #R1-92-100)
  • Within 25 years, almost 90,000 Canadians will have died from the acute short-term effects of air pollution. The number of deaths, due to long-term exposure, will be over 700,000 - the population of Quebec City.

    Canadian Medical Association Report, August 13, 2008
  • 1 tree allows two people to breathe clean air for a lifetime.

    (Reference - Prow T, "The Power of Trees", Human Environmental Research Laboratory, University of Illinois)
  • 500 trees counteract the negative environmental impact of the average car.

    (Reference - The Nature Conservancy - www.plantabillion.org)
  • 300 trees counteract the amount of pollution the average person produces in a lifetime.

    (Reference - Documentation and Information Sources for Land Resource Protection, Trust for Public Land, Sacramento, California, 1993)

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