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The Benefits of Trees

In this story from the Elephant Journal, Davey Institute expert, Jim Zwack, provides helpful information about Emerald Ash Borer, and how to identify, prevent and properly treat infestations.

Published Oct. 26, 2013

Elephant Journal

The benefits of trees are enormous.

But what happens when those valuable trees disappear?

Next time you hug a tree, be sure to silently thank it for the lives it is helping to save. New research suggests that urban forests help save thousands of lives every year.

Trees not only save lives, but according to a study by the U.S. Forest Service and the Davey Institute, they reduce hospital visits, the number of days taken off work and help people nationwide breathe better. They do this simply by absorbing pollutants like carbon dioxide and then breathing fresh oxygen back into the air we breathe.

For the full story, visit the Elephant Journal website.

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