WHY PLANT SOMETHING?
Imagine our beautiful Colorado without trees and other plants. If you’re having a hard time picturing that, let us give you a glimpse of this disaster scenario and how to prevent it.
WE’RE ON A MISSION
Want to improve your quality of life? Get Your Hands Dirty and Plant Something.
That’s right, putting trees, flowers or shrubs in the ground doesn’t just provide you with beauty and shade, it can also improve your property value, lower your energy costs, clean the air and water–even lower your heart rate.
HERE ARE THE REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD
Greener is Cleaner
One tree can remove 26 pounds of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere annually, equaling 11,000 miles of car emissions.
When you plant a tree or plant, you get plenty more than just pretty flowers and leaves. While standing there looking gorgeous, flowers, trees and grasses are also busy doing janitorial service on the environment. In urban and suburban settings, vegetation helps reduce storm water runoff, decreases pollutants and suspended solids in surface water runoff, and reduces sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, ozone, carbon monoxide and particulate matter from the air.
One of the most important factors in neighborhood satisfaction is the abundance of trees and well-landscaped grounds.
We’ve all seen the story of the rundown urban neighborhood that plants a community garden on an old vacant lot. The place comes alive. People suddenly come out of the woodwork and the neighborhood is socially transformed. Such is the power of plants to attract people- both to public spaces and to each other.
Carefully positioned plants and trees can cut as much as 25% off your household's energy consumption for cooling and heating.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, just three properly placed trees can save an average household between $100 and $250 in annual heating and cooling costs.
By adding quality, low-maintenance landscaping to your home, you can boost its resale value by 15%.
Ever compare the price of houses on a tree-lined street versus comparable places on a barren boulevard? The difference will make anyone an instant plant lover.
Don’t just stand there, plant something!
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