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Avocado Tree

Avocados are a fruit, not a vegetable, belonging to the genus Persea in the Lauraceae family.

  • Avocado orchards help renew our air supply and keep fresh by absorbing carbon dioxide and producing oxygen.
  • In one year, a single California avocado tree can absorb as much carbon as is produced by a car driven 26,000 miles.
  • Two mature avocado trees can provide enough oxygen for a family of four.
  • One avocado tree produces nearly 260 pounds of oxygen each year.
  • A one acre avocado orchard removes up to 2.6 tons of carbon dioxide each year.
  • Southern California avocado orchards remove 25 – 88 pounds of (dry nitrogenous) pollutants per acre from the environment. (based on University of California deposition data).
  • Orchard trees lower air temperature by evaporating water in their leaves.
  • Avocado tree roots stabilize the soil and prevent erosion.
  • Avocado orchards can reduce storm run-off and the possibility of flooding. By slowing runoff and filtering rain water, orchards can improve water quality.
  • Avocado orchards provide shelter for wildlife.
  • For more information on avocado facts go to Fun Facts About Avocados from The Hand Grown in California website