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Waffle Forest’s “Smart Tree” Forest to Use Native Desert Species to Reduce Plant-Produced Ozone and Particulates in Phoenix Area

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Phoenix, AZ, August 13, 2022 –(PR.com)– Living trees are known to help remove carbon and other pollutants from the air, but recent studies show that some trees produce compounds that can actually make air pollution worse. Waffle Forest, a Phoenix-based on-profit, is committed to reclaiming waste land and planting a”‘tech forest” using only native species that help rather than hinder air quality.

“Surprisingly, many trees produce dangerous volatile organic compounds that can actually make air pollution worse,” said Waffle Forest Founder and CEO Ernest Lerma. “Our team is committed to selecting only trees that clean the air and reduce carbon and nitrogen dioxide.”

According to the Arizona Community Tree Council, native species like Western cottonwood, desert acacia, and several species of willow top the list of trees that produce large amounts biogenic volatile organic compounds (BVOC) which increase ozone pollution levels….

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