1,200 trees planted in 4 hours

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  • Red Smith American Fork, UT
    Sept. 26, 2015 11:23 a.m.

    A large tree can evaporate/deplete/consume over 90 gallons of water per day and some trees evaporate/deplete/consume up to 400 hundred gallons of water per day.

    Typical indoor water evaporation/depletion/consumption for a Utah house is less than 9 gallons per day.

    In other words, a large tree is equal to at least 10 houses's of indoor water depletion.

    In Utah, the Division of Water Rights spends $3,600 to process a water transfers (change application) 1/10 of the water a tree depletes. This does not make any sense and is expensive. Looks like the Division of Water Rights is really a planning and zoning department for houses without access to city water.

    No water permits needed to plant trees, but water permits need to plant footings for houses without access to city water lines.

    All those planted trees are great and equal to the water depletion for 3 million houses or a population of 9 million people's indoor water usage.

    Cleaning the air has a water cost.