A new city zoning resolution will require a tree to be planted every 25 feet on streets with new developments and accompanying some types of building additions and conversions. This is all part of the city goal of 1 million new trees.
I have lifted the following fun and important facts about trees from Gothamist who say they lifted it from MillionTreesNYC:
- One tree can remove 26 pounds of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere annually.
- Street trees intercept 890.6 million gallons of storm water annually.
- They provide $52 million each year in increased property values.
- They provide food and shelter for many species of birds, insects, and other wildlife.