Tree Leaves Fight Pollution

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The tree planting organizations in the ReLeaf Network keep reminding the public that we need to reduce pollution and greenhouse gases. But plants are already doing their part. Research published online earlier this month in Science shows that deciduous tree leaves, such as those from the maple, aspen, and poplar, suck up far more atmospheric pollutants than previously thought.

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