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Trees provide DFW re'leaf'Trees provide DFW re'leaf'https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=180702017-10-17T05:00:00Z2017-10-17T22:40:00Z

​​​​DALLAS-FORT WORTH – Planting more trees within the city will provide incredible health, financial, and environmental benefits, according to a new study by the Texas Trees Foundation.

The benefits of trees include:

  • The net cooling of a young healthy tree equals ten room-size air conditioners.
  • Roads that have 20 percent shade have a 60 percent reduction in resurfacing cost over 30 years.
  • It takes an acre of trees to offset the carbon dioxide produced by driving an average car 26,000 miles.
  • Total charges for pediatric asthma hospitalizations in North Texas totaled nearly $54 million.
  • Dallas' urban areas can have an extreme temperature difference of as much as 19 degrees compared with surrounding areas.​
Dallas Morning News
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
Infrastructure & Transportation
https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/editorials/2017/10/13/ugly-downside-beautiful-development-dallas

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