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Published by U.S.Forest Service in Washington, D.C .
Written in English


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SeriesAgriculture information bulletins -- 412
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Open LibraryOL14141177M

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  Trees clean the air, soil and water, making the earth a livable place. They are so integral to human well being that just living close to trees makes us healthier and happier. If you want to save trees, you can help by protecting those that grow in your own neighborhood, and planting more when you see trees Why are trees important to the environment? Trees help clean the air we breathe, filter the water we drink, and provide habitat to over 80% of the world's terrestrial biodiversity. Forests provide jobs to over billion people, absorb harmful carbon from the atmosphere, and are key ingredients in   Breathing is no optional, so air pollution matters. Recent studies by the World Health Organization (WHO) have shown that air pollution kills more   Trees Improve Our Air Quality. Urban forests help to improve our air quality. Heat from the earth is trapped in the atmosphere due to high levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other heat-trapping gases that prohibit it from releasing the heat into