THE LUNGS OF OUR PLANET
Taking care of our home is one of our main values at Ninety Sixth Street, and that is why we have partnered with carbon neutral to plant one tree with every purchase.
When you make a purchase at Ninety Sixth Street, we plant a tree.
But, we don’t plant just any tree. We carefully select native species that support natural ecosystems and wildlife, creating habitats that are more resilient to Australia’s climate.
Australia has lost nearly 40% of its bushland and forests, and what is left is highly fragmented. Landscape restoration and broad scale native tree planting is essential to prevent Australia losing large portions of its biologically and evolutionarily unique fauna and flora.
Planting of trees across Australia is one of the biggest ways of taking CO2 out of the atmosphere to tackle the climate crisis.
As trees grow, they absorb and store the carbon dioxide emissions that are driving global heating. New research estimates that planting of trees worldwide could remove two-thirds of all the emissions from human activities that remain in the atmosphere today.
Make a purchase with a purpose and help save our planet!
CO2 is one of the major contributing elements to the greenhouse effect. Trees trap CO2 from the atmosphere and make carbohydrates that are used for plant growth. Mature trees can absorb roughly 48 pounds of CO2 a year. The tree in turn releases enough oxygen to sustain two human beings.
Trees also help to reduce ozone levels in urban areas.
Trees reduce urban runoff and erosion by storing water and breaking the force of rain as it falls. The USDA reports that 100 mature trees can reduce runoff caused by rainfall by up to 100,000 gallons!
Trees also absorb sound and reduce noise pollution. This is especially important for people who live near freeways. In some cases, a well planted group of trees can reduce noise pollution by up to 10 decibels.