Daily Archives: July 19, 2012

Plants 8 times more effective at reducing pollution than previously believed.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/07/120718143913.htm Both nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and microscopic particulate matter (PM) are taken up by plants in far greater quantities in “urban canyons” than what was believed.   Advertisements

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Real scientists say “don’t plant trees to close”

Scientific fodder in the fight against closely planted trees: apparently car exhaust gets trapped in the canopies of trees when they are placed in an “urban canyon” (rows of high buildings).

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