The City of Bowling Green has planted over 4,310 trees from May 2004 through December 2020. We have provided 1200 tree seedlings to 5th-grade elementary children through our Arbor Day Programs from 2005 through 2012.
- Trees are natural air filters, removing dust and some toxic pollutants.
- Trees can reduce the air conditioning requirements of buildings by 10-50%.
- Each planted tree stores about 13 pounds of carbon annually.
- A mature tree can transpire up to 200 gallons of water during a hot day.
- Trees reduce sound by as much as 60%.
- One healthy 80 feet tall tree will supply daily oxygen requirements of 2 average-size families.
- Planting Trees for Energy Conservation (PDF)