Maple is the plant that absorbs the most CO2 in the world. This is stated in a 2020 study by Coldiretti, dedicated to "smog-eating plants". The analysis shows that there are various examples of trees suitable for collecting the smog of our cities. However, it is the Norway maple or sycamore that has won first place! In fact, this particular species of maple can absorb up to 3800 kg of CO2 from the atmosphere in twenty years of life.
The Norway maple has an excellent ability to mitigate pollution, in fact it manages to block PM10 fine particles, a serious threat to the health of citizens. Furthermore, this plant helps to lower the temperature in urban environments suffocated by summer heat.
For these reasons, as well as for purely ornamental purposes, we increasingly find specimens of Norway maple in the parks of our cities.
It is a plant native to northern and central-eastern Europe. In Italy we find it as spontaneous vegetation in the woods of the north and center.
The Norway maple is among the best known and appreciated varieties precisely because of its characteristic curled leaves from which it takes its name. It is a tree that can live up to 150 years and whose trunk can exceed 20 meters in height.
A NAME FOR AN OBJECTIVE.
If a single tree can do so much, why not try to do our part?
Inspired by the capabilities of this extraordinary plant, we asked ourselves what we could do for the environment. Human Maple, borrows the name of the maple and makes it a true ideal.
Driven by the daily news that reminds us of a critical situation for the health of our planet, we have decided to make ourselves useful. We believe that our strength is the ability to have a broad vision: we come from different regions of Italy, from north to south, and we have different skills and passions.
We are convinced that we can make a difference starting from everyday life and for this reason, we want to raise awareness and accompany people towards more conscious and sustainable lifestyle choices.
BE MORE THAN A HUMAN BE A HUMAN MAPLE!
Source: Coldiretti | Smog: dust-eating superplants.