These trees help reduce pollution
We all know the importance of greenery but did you know there are a few trees which are much better than others to make the air cleaner? Let’s find out about them…
A fast-growing plant that can grow up to 20-25 metres. It’s particularly suited to absorbing carbon dioxide (3,660 kilos in 20 years) and effectively capturing pollutants. It helps clean the air.
Native to the Indian subcontinent, it is a large deciduous that can grow up to 60-80 feet tall. It is the most oxygen-producing tree in India, thus planting a peepal tree in your house can be good for cleaning the air around!
This columnar tree is also large and can grow up to 30 metres. It too can transform thousands of kilos of CO2 into biomass, with a medium-high potential of absorbing pollutants, and carbon dioxide.
The tree is famous as the national tree of India and considered sacred as the first Tirthankara, Adinath attained enlightenment here. These trees grow big and also one of the best oxygen-producing trees, providing a large canopy of shade.
A tall variety, one of the ancestors of the common linden. Lindens are typically planted in cities and gardens. This variety is excellent in capturing CO2 and effectively reducing smog.
A tall, fast-growing tree that can grow up to 25 metres. It has a high CO2 storage capacity (4,807 kilos in 30 years).
Another tree with a plethora of benefits, Neem, is also native to India. It is an evergreen plant that can act as a natural air purifier. These trees can absorb various pollutants like CO2, sulfur oxide, and nitrogen from the air, giving out oxygen in large quantities due to their bigger foliage. Hence, if planted in good numbers, they can keep a check on the air quality in the area around.