Can trees greatly reduce street level particulates?



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    Trees, or certain plants, whether they be shrub or groundcover, can certainly take up pollution if they are considered dynamic accumulators. It will require the right plant to take in the right toxin though. Dynamic accumulators are known more for taking in certain nutrients from soil to spread for other plants in their demise, but certain accumulators take up toxins, such as sunflowers. Bean plants are known to take in nitrogen from the air, so there is likely a plant in the dynamic accumulator category that can absorb toxins through its folicles. The only problem is when the plant dies, the toxins are released again.

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