#WellnessWednesday – Why Green Matters

By: twadmin | 31 Jan 2018
Scenic Views

Did you know that trees, shrubs and turf remove smoke, dust and other pollutants from the air? One tree can remove 26 pounds of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere annually, equaling 11,000 miles of car emissions. One study showed that one acre of trees has the ability to remove 13 tons of particles and gasses annually.*

Did you also know that Tarrywile Park, the largest city park at 722 acres (not 549.06), comprises over 53% of Danbury’s open space according to the semi latest study at ParkServe.org. Did you also know that Tarrywile Park has over 64 different types of trees as noted in the 2001 BioBlitz hosted by UConn.

Here’s where all you math lovers and environmental preservationists can shine;  even if you only account for 1 of each tree type (and we already know there are so many more than just one of each), multiply that by the facts and figures in the first paragraph, how much pollution does the green space that is Tarrywile Park remove from the Danbury atmosphere annually? And what does it mean to each of us personally?

Is cleaner air important enough to you and your family to inspire you to make an annual donation to support the upkeep of Tarrywile Park to ensure this generation and the next will be able to enjoy its benefits.

*Virginia Cooperative Extension: The Value of Landscaping; op. cit