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Trees help keep you cozy, even when you’re indoors

Protecting buildings from cold air, turbulent winds and dangerous pollution.
trees on a street

Trees: what are they good for?

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Even one city tree can make a difference.

Trees provide beauty when they bloom and shade when it’s hot. They are a symbol of the environment, hence the term “tree huggers” to describe eco-activists. They even inspire (often florid) poetry.

And now, scientists have learned that urban trees — even just a single tree — can help homes and office buildings save energy by blunting the chilling power of a stiff wind. Trees keep pedestrians more comfortable when they stroll down the street, and they help lower building heating costs by reducing wind

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