One of the easiest ways to help combat climate change is to plant a tree. But did you know that some trees are better at absorbing and storing carbon dioxide emissions than others? The U.S. Forest Service did a study in 2002 that researched which trees in an urban environment were the best at absorbing CO2. Trees like black walnut, ponderosa pine, Douglas fir, red oak, bald cypress, and red and white pines topped the list. These trees are also easy to maintain; trees that demand the use of gas-guzzling equipment like trucks and chainsaws for maintenance can only erase any eco gains.
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