Have you ever looked up and around at some of the beautiful trees in Toronto? Have you ever wondered how they can benefit us and future generations?
In fact, trees can benefit us, our families and future generations in more ways than one! Not only are trees our anti-climate change tools, but they improve our way of life, especially in cities.
Trees have the ability to absorb excess carbon dioxide (the main cause for the warming of the earth's surface) from the atmosphere. In exchange, trees release oxygen and absorb other particulate matter, resulting in cleaner and cooler air for everyone!
Studies even show that when in the presence of trees, hospital patients will recover at a faster rate, when compared to patients that are not in the presence of trees. Trees even improve our mental health!
Researchers are finding new ways to measure and evaluate the human, social, environmental, and ecological benefits of trees and other green infrastructures. Learn more about this research and other studies in our GreenFILE database.
Image courtesy of the Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation.
For further reading, check out the Trees Ontario field guide and see which Toronto trees you are able to identify!
Please check the Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation website for a full listing of other Tree for Me events happening this fall.