Sunday Afternoon in the Park

 NYC has some beautiful and much needed parks around town. We all know that our majestic trees clean the air. Here are some fun facts.

Global forests removed about one-third of fossil fuel emissions annually from 1990 to 2007.
Trees remove pollution from the atmosphere, improving air quality and human health.
• In Los Angeles, trees remove nearly 2,000 tons of air pollution each year.

• In Chicago, trees remove more than 18,000 tons of air pollution each year.

• In Greater Kansas City, trees remove 26,000 tons of air pollution each year.

• Roadside trees reduce nearby indoor air pollution by more than 50%.

An analysis of trees in New York City reveals that this city has about 5.2 million trees with canopies that cover 20.9 percent of the area. The most common tree species are the tree of heaven, black cherry, and sweetgum. The urban forest currently stores about 1.35 million tons of carbon. In addition, these trees remove about 42,300 tons of carbon per year and about 2,202 tons of air pollution per year. Information on the structure and functions of the urban forest can be used to improve and to integrate urban forests within plans to improve environmental quality in the New York City area.

We had a wonderful photoshoot with my friend Fred who is not only a generous human being, but a fantastic photographer and art director.

I shot this photo with my IPhone. The professional images from Fred will come soon.

Here Sonia is sitting on our Sunflower sarong sipping a San Pellegrino sparkling water. We tied our Sunflower silk scarf around a hat and the results are fabulous! 

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