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For all their worth

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TREES REDUCE sun exposure, air pollution, and flows of soil nutrients in stormwater.

Trees provide shade and cooling, habitat and greater biodiversity.

Trees assist in carbon trading.

Trees avoid costs of infrastructure damage.

Trees enable health and energy savings.

Trees increase property values.

Trees improve mental well-being.

Trees reduce heat-related stresses.

Trees encourage outdoor activity.

Trees reconnect children to nature.

Trees improve community cohesion.

Trees reinforce sense of pride of place.

So, their worth to human life has long been established.

So, their wholesale, indiscriminate cutting is long practiced.

(A memorial to Arbor Day, June 25, 2019)

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