Benefits of trees.

Trees are an integral part of our urban infrastructure and contribute to quality of life in a multitude of ways.

Trees make our city more livable, clean and healthy.

    • TREES IMPROVE AIR QUALITY BY FILTERING PARTICULATE MATTER, VOCS AND OTHER POLLUTANTS
    • ONE OF THE MOST EFFECTIVE AND ECONOMICAL METHODS OF REDUCING URBAN HEAT
    • STORMWATER MITIGATION
    • TREES PROVIDE HABITAT FOR LOCAL WILDLIFE

Trees add value to our community and save us money.

    • INCREASED PROPERTY VALUES
    • ENERGY SAVINGS
    • INCREASED BUSINESS TRAFFIC IN COMMERCIAL AREAS

Trees benefit communities.

    • LOWER CRIME RATES
    • TRAFFIC CALMING AND SAFER STREETS
    • INCREASED SENSE OF CIVIC PRIDE
    • IMPROVED LEARNING AND BEHAVIOR OUTCOMES IN CHILDREN
    • REDUCED ABSENTEEISM AMONG EMPLOYEES

Trees make us feel better.

Trees directly and indirectly benefit human health by improving air quality, mitigating heat and providing calming surroundings.

    • LOWER BLOOD PRESSURE
    • ENCOURAGES PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND OUTDOOR EXERCISE
    • FASTER HOSPITAL RECOVERY TIMES
    • INCREASED CONCENTRATION, LOWER RATES STRESS AND REDUCED MENTAL FATIGUE

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METRO TREE TRACKER

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