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AUGUST BROWN BAG – “Trees”
August 21, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Trees – we would not be able to exist on this planet without them. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, “One acre of forest absorbs six tons of carbon dioxide and puts out four tons of oxygen. This is enough to meet the annual needs of 18 people.” Trees control climate by moderating the effects of the sun, rain and wind. Their far reaching roots hold soil in place and fight erosion. Trees absorb and store rainwater which reduces runoff and sediment deposit after storms which helps the ground water supply recharge, prevents the transport of chemicals into streams and prevents flooding. Fallen leaves make excellent compost that enriches soil.
Join Aransas County AgriLife Extension Agent, Virginia “Ginger” Easton Smith and find out what we can do to help out the local tree population and give them the same chance at life that they are giving us.