This year, the national celebration of Arbor Day is today, April 25 and we think that’s a great reason to tout the benefits of trees. In fact, MARC has an entire webpage dedicated to just that! (Kansas also celebrates today, and Missouri celebrated Arbor Day on April 4.)
The benefits of trees span several aspects of helping our environment, including improving air quality and stormwater management, conserving energy, and removing and storing carbon. An increase in tree cover by just 10 percent would remove 1 million additional tons of air pollution per year.