There was a surprise from Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Catherine McCabe at the annual League of Municipalities Convention in Atlantic City. It came in the form of a video recorded in a greenhouse.
“In 50 years, these trees will have removed over two million pounds of carbon dioxide from our air,” she added. “They will conserve over 143 years’ worth of a household’s electricity. And they will reduce the damaging effects of over 27 million gallons of storm water.”
And in time, it’ll provide much of the same picturesque view and shade that Salem’s 100-foot-tall oak provided for so long. Consider the average life span for a Salem Oak tree is 200 to 300 years.