Life Without Trees

How the U.S. is losing 36 million trees a year!

Danni Weidman and Olivia Winkler

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Life Without Trees

Danni Weidman and Olivia Winkler

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This last summer was hot but do you know why? From a recent study it was found that trees can lower summer temperature by a whole 10 degrees. A study was done by the US Forest Service one year ago stating that we lose a total of 36 million trees in a year do to just urban communities and rural areas. In a 2012 study, they found a significant tree loss in 17 out of 20 US cities studied. We never really just look around and think about how many trees we have around us. But maybe we should start. The US every year is roughly planting 1.6 billion trees to try and make up for all the ones we lose. Without trees we would not be able to breath, they give us oxygen so that we can live. They provide paper, lead, books and pencils but for what cost.

 

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