“I realize there’s something incredibly honest about trees in winter, how they’re experts at letting things go.”
i'm jenna. grad student. new york state. ecologist. naturalist. environmentalist. dog-lover. birder. nerd. i love procrastinating, science, music, nature, photography, interesting people, books, learning, astronomy, hiking, chocolate, peanut butter, tea, and coffee. i also love meeting new people, so say hello!
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"In the first broad-scale estimate of air pollution removal by trees nationwide, scientists have calculated that trees are saving more than 850 human lives a year and preventing 670,000 incidences of acute respiratory symptoms. The study considered four pollutants for which the U.S. EPA has established air quality standards: nitrogen dioxide, ozone, sulfur dioxide, and particulate matter less than 2.5 microns (PM2.5) in aerodynamic diameter. "