Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Chicago, Illinois, USA

Trees in the Chicago region currently store about 16.9 million tons of carbon valued at $349 million. In addition, these trees remove about 677,000 tons of carbon per year. Chicago’s regional forest is estimated to reduce annual residential energy costs by $44.0 million/year. So says the U.S.D.A., and, the Morton Arboretum agrees. [2015]

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