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Planting A Tree

April is Arbor Day month, when we are encouraged to plant trees for all the good of people and Earth itself. Trees take in carbon and breathe out oxygen. One large tree can provide oxygen enough for 10 people for a year. Whether or not trees can mitigate climate change is a controversial topic. But closer to home, there are many benefits, from rehabilitating strip mines to calming our nerves, including: Trees can increase property values. Deciduous trees keep your house cooler in summer and allow sun to penetrate your house in winter. Trees effectively and economically reduce urban heat. Trees hold hillsides together, prevent erosion, and improve water quality of streams, ponds, rivers and l

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