Trees and Air Quality

July 25, 2014

Trees are awesome: Study shows tree leaves can capture 50%+ of particulate matter pollution

Michael Graham Richard (@Michael_GR)
Science / Natural Sciences
December 2, 2013                             Graphic Courtesy of The Morton Arboretum 2012 Annual Report

Tree leave close up microscope photo
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Nature's high-tech air scrubbers


We always knew that trees are good air filters, but it's been hard to quantify just how much. One new study from Lancaster University, in the U.K., tried to do so. What they found is quite interesting, and one more reason to hug a tree today!

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