Native Red Mulberry: Red mulberry, (Morus rubra)
Serving Size: 168.00 in. diameter
Total benefits for this year:$12.74
Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Sequestered$2.82
Annual CO2 equivalent of carbon1267.32 lbs
Storm Water Runoff Avoided$3.44
Runoff Avoided 384.76 gal
Rainfall Intercepted1,853.19 gal
Air Pollution Removed Each Year$7.79
Carbon Monoxide1.32 oz
Nitrogen Dioxide2.03 oz
Sulfur Dioxide1.08 oz
Energy Usage Per Year2-$0.78
Electricity Savings (A/C)16.5 kWh
Fuel Savings (natural gas, oil)-0.24 MMBtu
Avoided Energy Emissions-$0.53
Carbon Dioxide-10.39 lbs
Carbon Monoxide0.31 oz
Nitrogen Dioxide-0.15 oz
Sulfur Dioxide-2.28 oz
CO2 Stored To Date3$1,410.00
Lifetime CO2 equivalent of carbon3133,658.55 lbs
Benefits are estimated based on USDA Forest Service Research and are meant for guidance only.
1 For large trees sequestration is overtaken by CO2 loss with decay/maintenance.
2 Positive energy values indicate savings or reduced emissions. Negative energy values indicate increased usage or emissions.
3 Not an annual amount or value.
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Some Tree Facts
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- Trees slow down storm surges and absorb flood waters, gradually releasing water into the atmosphere and recharging groundwater.
- Trees clean the air, removing harmful particulates that induce asthma and other respiratory illnesses.
- Living in areas with high levels of trees and greenery can increase physical activity and has been associated with reduced levels of obesity. Children and youth living in greener neighborhoods have lower body mass indices.
- A University of Massachusetts study found that each $1 million invested in activities like tree planting can produce as many as 39.7 direct, indirect, and induced forest-related jobs.
- Surveyed consumers claimed they were willing to pay 9% more in small cities and 12% more in large cities for equivalent goods and services in business districts having trees.
- New research by the USDA Forest Service found that urban/community forests could save Virginians approximately $175.5 million annually in reduced energy costs associated with heating and cooling residential buildings.
- Trees capture carbon, reducing the impact of climate change and extreme weather.
- Trees create habitat for wildlife. In commercial settings, preserved mature trees support a larger and more diverse bird population than recently planted saplings.
- And oak species support more than 500 species of lepidoptera (moths and butterflies) that birds feed their young.