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Environment & Forestry

The City of Eaton Rapids is proud of our many tree lined streets that make our City a beautiful place to live year round.  From the beautiful new buds in the Spring, the the lush green leaves in the Summer, the vibrant colors in the Fall, to the beautifully decorated trees in the Winter…..we have it all year round!

Here are a few “Fun Facts” about Trees:

Smile  Trees renew our air supply by absorbing carbon dioxide and producing oxygen….

Surprised  The amount of oxygen produced by an acre of trees per year equals the amount consumed by 18 people annually.

Kiss  One tree produces nearly 260 pounds of oxygen each year.

Cool  Shade trees can make buildings up to 20 degrees cooler in the Summer.

Laughing  Trees lower air temperature by evaporating water in their leaves.

Innocent  Trees improve water quality by slowing and filtering rain water, as well as protecting acquifers and watersheds.