Trees That Produce

the Most Oxygen

We all know that trees are vital to our environment. Photosynthesis is a process in which plants and trees use sunlight to synthesize nutrients from carbon dioxide and water.

The question is, do all trees produce the same amount of oxygen? The short answer is that specific kinds of trees produce more oxygen than others.

Beech, also known as Fagus, is a genus of deciduous trees belonging to the Fagaceae family.


Beech trees produce about 260 pounds of oxygen in a year.

Maple, scientifically known as Acer, is a genus of trees and shrubs with about 132 species which are primarily found in Asia.

Maple Tree

A mature maple tree can produce oxygen for two people and absorb 48 pounds (21.77 kg) of carbon dioxide!

Despite its name, Douglas Fir is not a true fir, nor is it a pine or spruce. It is an evergreen tree that is native to western North America.

Douglas Fir

As evergreen trees, they can photosynthesize even in winter, thus enabling them to produce oxygen year-round.