Impact of the Time for Trees Initiative

Over their lifespan, 100 million trees are estimated to:

Absorb 8 million tons of carbon, the equivalent of taking 6.2 million cars off the road for one year.

Intercept and filter 7.1 billion cubic meters of water runoff, enough water to fill the water bottle of every person on Earth every day for five years.

Filter 15,850 tons of microscopic airborne particulate matter out of the air — that would fill nine Olympic-sized swimming pools.

Remove 578,000 tons of chemical air pollution from our atmosphere, enough gaseous pollution to fill 70,000 Goodyear® blimps.

Provide $32.9 Billion in total environmental benefits, the equivalent of the operating budget for the entire city of Chicago for about 10 years.


U.S. Forest Service analysis based on native-species trees planted in Pennsylvania with a 97 percent annual survival rate, three percent mortality every year, for 100 years.

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