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• Trees help fight the ef­fects of cli­mate change by ab­sorb­ing car­bon diox­ide and other pol­lu­tant par­tic­u­lates, then store car­bon and emit pure oxy­gen.

• Trees and veg­e­ta­tion pre­vent soil ero­sion and re­duce run-off by hold­ing soil in place, par­tic­u­larly on hill­sides or stream slopes. The qual­ity of water is also im­proved when it is ab­sorbed and fil­tered by trees.

• Plant­ing trees in pub­lic spa­ces and gar­dens can in­crease the aes­thetic ap­peal of neigh­bour­hoods and the eco­nomic value of houses and prop­erty.

• Trees pro­vide food for hu­mans, birds and wildlife.

• En­cour­age com­mu­nity par­tic­i­pa­tion in the South Africa’s ur­ban and ru­ral green­ing ini­tia­tives.

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