If Trees Could Sing

8Ball on the Benefits of Trees

Rapper 8Ball talks about how impressive trees are and how they enhance our lives and make them healthier.

Coast Redwoods

Pacific coast redwoods are the tallest living things on earth.

Bristlecone Pine

Bristlecone pines can live more than 5,000 years.

Pacific coast redwoods can grow nearly 400 feet tall.


8Ball has been a key figure in Southern rap music since he and his partner MJG emerged out of the Memphis music scene in the early 1990s. Their 1993 Comin' Out Hard album was one of the first Southern rap albums to get major recognition. 8Ball & MJG have released 10 albums together, and on his own 8Ball has released another 8 albums, including collaborations with Devius and E.D.I. 

A Few Benefits of Trees

  • Oxygen: All trees produce oxygen from carbon dioxide, which they remove from the air.
  • Cooling: Trees cool the air through a process in which water evaporates from leaves or needles.
  • Energy Savings: Tree shade can dramatically reduce home air conditioning costs.
  • Pollution Control: Trees remove pollution from the air. A single mature tree can remove more than 200 lbs. of pollution a year.
  • Flood Control: Trees soak up stormwater, reducing flooding. In big storms, a tree can absorb 50 to 100 gallons of rainwater.
  • Paper: Trees provide paper. The average American uses 750 lbs. of paper a year.
  • Homes: Trees provide lumber for homes. 95% of American homes are built with wood.

You Can Take Care of Trees

Mighty Cool Tree Fact

Did you know... a single large tree can pump over a ton of water vapor into the sky in a day? 200 large trees can create a raincloud.


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