Interesting Tree Facts… In working with green mobile phones you learn all sorts of stuff along the way:
|3 November 2013|
Mobile phones, especially smartphones create CO2. About 80% of which is created whilst your making your calls. And who do you think is out there, helping to combat the CO2 you create...Trees. Mobile phones have been around for just over 40 years, Trees have been around for 370 million years, trees tend to be quite long-lived, some reaching several thousand years old. It is estimated that there are just over 3 trillion mature trees in the world.
Here are some facts about trees, you might not know.
One tree absorbs about 1 ton of carbon dioxide over its lifetime, and can produce enough oxygen for 10 people in a year.
Each person on average produces about 10 tons of carbon dioxide every year, which amounts to 10 trees! T
rees can help cool the earth by approximately 5F by shading the ground around them and, evaporating moisture from their leaves.
Tree roots stabilize worn soil, prevent erosion and guide water down to underground aquifers supporting surrounding growth.
Trees can help balance the eco-system, enhance bio-diversity and provide homes for wildlife and endangered species.
Many trees coppice (grow back after cutting) and can, therefore, produce many times the benefits by being managed correctly.
Trees produce fruit and valuable medicines.
Trees can live for over 100 yrs and are self-sustainable
For every 50 trees planted in deforested areas, 150 are likely to grow back.
Through transpiration, a mature tree can pump 100 gallons of water from the ground and expel it into the air.
Hospital patients are said to recover faster when they have a room that looks out onto trees.
A family of four can get all the oxygen they need for a whole year from just one average mature tree.