Carbon & Tree Facts

to offset your carbon footprint

 

Problem: CO2 levels are at an all-time high and are continuing to increase.

Fact: Increased levels of CO2 can lead to healthier plants and trees

Fact: A single young tree can absorb 26 pounds of CO2 per yearSOLUTION: Increase the number of acres of plants and trees to absorb CO2

carbon & tree facts

Carbon Facts

  1. CO2 concentrations have risen by 25% to possibly over 39% over the last century.
  2. CO2 can be neutralized by trees.
  3. CO2 is fixed in trees and vegetation through photosynthesis.
  4. CO2 makes plants more resistant to extreme weather.
  5. CO2 makes trees healthier and easier to manage.
  6. Increased CO2 levels can help trees, that are properly managed, grow in drought conditions by increasing photosynthesis.
  7. 100 metric tons of CO2 can accumulate in one acre of forest over time.
  8. Each person generates approximately 2.3 tons of CO2 per year.
  9. The carbon footprints of 18 average Americans can be neutralized by one acre of hardwood trees.
  10. Managed forests accumulate more carbon per acre than unmanaged forests.

Tree Facts

  1. A single tree can absorb CO2 at a rate of 48 lb. per year.
  2. Trees act as natural pollutionfilters by absorbing pollutants through the stomates in leaf surfaces.
  3. Trees lower temperature by transpiring water and shading surfaces.
  4. Trees reduce heat sinks. Heat sinks are 6-19 degrees F warmer than the surrounding area.
  5. Trees reduce erosion.
  6. An acre of trees absorbs enough CO2 over one year to equal the amount produced by driving a car 26,000 miles.
  7. Trees provide food and wildlife habitats.
  8. Planting trees remains one of the cheapest, most effective means of drawing excess CO2 from the atmosphere.
  9. Trees recharge ground water and sustain stream flow.
  10. One large tree strategically placed in a yard can replace 10 room-size air conditioners operating 20 hours per day.
"The future is literally in our hands to mold as we like. But we cannot wait until tomorrow. Tomorrow is now."
--Eleanor Roosevelt

Our lifestyle change over the decades is one of the causes of this problem. And there has never been a better time to make changes today to bring the increased CO2 percentages down.

AEA projects are designed to bring balance back to our eco-system by using the increased levels of CO2 to the Earth's advantage.

AEA projects:

  • Plant thousands of acres of trees and plants
  • Practice sound management practices to preserve the soil, sustain growth, and sequester CO2
  • Promote conservation to reduce carbon emissions
  • Diligently move toward our goal of renewable energy sources
  • Reclaim and restore degraded open space

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