09 Aug '12, 6pm

Plant Street Trees to Clean the Air:

Plant Street Trees to Clean the Air:

Nitrogen dioxide and fine particulates are two key components of smog and soot, which can damage lungs, make outdoor exercise unsafe and send asthmatics running to the emergency room at high rates. Both pollutants, however, can be reduced by as much as 40% (nitrogen dioxide) to 60% (fine particulates) if trees, shrubs, ivy and even grass are planted in so-called "urban street canyons." Trees, in fact, may be less effective than smaller greenery, since pollutants may be trapped beneath the tree canopy in some cases.

Full article: http://www.thedailygreen.com/going-green/tips/street-tree...

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