The favorite green ash of Beau in Summer 2015

Name(s)

> Beau

Tree species 

> Green ash

Location

 > My back yard

Narrative

My tree is about 54 feet tall and has a diameter of about thirteen inches. It is located in the back right of my yard and is a Green Ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica). The tree houses a lot of different bird species in it. It isn't an evergreen since its leaves fall off during winter. My tree is pretty healthy with only two small cracks in the bark, none of the roots sticking out of the ground, and damage to the leaves. It gives very good shade in my yard since it covers a lot of my yard with the spread of its foliage. What makes me very much like this tree is that it is very useful. It is useful in that it provides shade during hot summer days so when I go outside I'm not too hot. The tree also serves as a place to kind of sit under and just do nothing, which is something everybody can understand. My tree also provides shade for my dog to lie under once he gets too hot after running around like a maniac. My tree provides me and my family benefits because of its shade, its ability to catch CO2, and its ability to catch rainwater. It will improve the air quality by cleaning the air of pollutants. My tree will also raise the air quality by stopping particulate matter like dust, ash, and smoke and it will also release oxygen via photosynthesis, and will lower the temperature of the air which will reduce the production of ozone at ground level where we breathe causing us to have cleaner and better air. And this year my tree will intercept approximately 2015 gallons of water from rain and use the water along with carbon dioxide and sunlight to create energy for itself so it will grow.

Rainwater interception (gallons)

= 3407

Energy conservation (kWh)

= 87

CO2 reduction (pounds)

= 390

Overall annual benefits ($)

= 84

 

Photography

  1. The favorite green ash of Beau in Summer 2015