Reducing Urban Heat with Trees
Did you know trees can cool down air and surface temperatures by up to 20 degrees? Trees in cities and suburbs provide shade and release water vapor from their leaves, which helps reduce urban heat island effect (the process of cities replacing natural land cover with pavement, asphalt, buildings, and other surfaces that retain heat). By adding more cooling tree canopy, we can help vulnerable communities who are prone to adverse health impacts from urban heat. Preserve and plant trees today!