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Trees can also help save energy. By blocking cold winds in the wintertime and offering cooling shade in the summertime, a properly placed tree reduces the amount of time people use their heater or air conditioner. Another reason people like city trees is that they make our homes look nice. Oftentimes a house will sell for more money if there are beautiful trees in front. Not only that, but city trees also prevent flooding. When it rains, trees absorb rainwater and help stop flooding on our streets. If there were no trees in our city, it would flood every time a heavy rain fell!

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