The economic benefits of urban trees are worth billions. America s urban trees do more than add a touch of color to a typically grey landscape. Nationwide, city trees hold about 708 million tons of carbon and take in 21 tons of it a year. All that green translates into the other kind of green, to the tune of 50 billion dollars in value plus the annual 1.5 billion dollar absorption bonus. The monetary equivalent of carbon storage is based on the amount of carbon emission related damage averted in
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