Energy Conservation

Overview

The City of Bowling Green has planted over 4,310 trees from May 2004 through December 2020. We have provided 1200 tree seedlings to 5th-grade elementary children through our Arbor Day Programs from 2005 through 2012.

  • Trees are natural air filters, removing dust and some toxic pollutants.
  • Trees can reduce the air conditioning requirements of buildings by 10-50%.
  • Each planted stores about 13 pounds of carbon annually.
  • A mature tree can transpire up to 200 gallons of water during a hot day.
  • Trees reduce sound by as much as 60%.
  • One healthy 80 feet tall tree will supply daily oxygen requirements of 2 average-size families.
  • Planting Trees for Energy Conservation (PDF)