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  • Trees sequester carbon (CO2), reducing greenhouse gases in the atmosphere that contribute to climate change. You need about 500 full-sized trees to absorb the carbon dioxide produced by a typical car driven 20,000 km/year.

  • An average size tree produces enough oxygen in one year to keep a family of four breathing.

  • Three trees planted in the right place around buildings can cut air-conditioning costs up to 50 percent.

  • Trees provide shelter and food for wildlife such as birds, squirrels, and bugs. Groves of trees provide food and cover for larger mammals, such as raccoons and deer.

  • Trees absorb odors and pollutant gases (nitrogen oxides, ammonia, sulfur dioxide and ozone) and filter particulates out of the air by trapping them on their leaves and bark.

  • Excess carbon dioxide (CO2) is building up in our atmosphere, contributing to climate change. Trees absorb CO2, removing and storing the carbon while releasing oxygen back into the air. In one year, an acre of mature trees absorbs the same amount of CO2 produced when you drive your car 26,000 miles.

Trees  for Township Park

Rotary Loves Trees (RLT)’s next planting will be on Saturday, September 23 at Township Park, 56 Old Kingston Road ,Belleville. RLT will be working with its planting partners, Quinte Conservation and the City of Belleville Green Task Force, and local residents. In addition, the planting is receiving generous support from the TD Friends of the Environment, (TDFEF) and TD Tree Days.

The  planting will help replace trees killed by the emerald ash borer. More trees in the park will provide a natural barrier to the noise and traffic from the  roads bordering the park. The planting will help make Township Park a prettier and more enjoyable outing for local residents and visitors.

The planting will run from 9am to 12pm. If you would like to volunteer your shovel to help make Belleville a more “Treerific” city, Please contact Carmela Ruberto at rubertoc@hastingscounty.com.