Trees offer protection
Trees are able to communicate and defend themselves against attacking insects. Scientists have found that trees can flood their leaves with chemicals called phenolics when the insects begin their raid. They can also signal danger to other trees so they can start their own defence. They also lower air temperature by evaporating water in their leaves and produce oxygen and reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
Trees ability to defend and communicate with each other is fascinating, so it’s unfortunate that 7.5 million trees are removed annually just to make paper coffee cups. We have to continue to protect our trees and all of our environment.
Thank you to Chris, SMCT Head Arborist for sharing so much of this wonderful information with us and continuing to educate our employees and visitors alike on how to best care for our environment.
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