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 PROVIDE AIR QUALITY IMPROVEMENT BY FILTERING PARTICULATE MATTER, VOCS AND OTHER POLLUTANTS
    • TREES ARE ONE OF THE MOST EFFECTIVE AND ECONOMICAL METHODS OF REDUCING URBAN HEAT
    • TREES MITIGATE STORMWATER AND REDUCE RUNOFF
    • TREES OFFER HABITAT FOR LOCAL WILDLIFE

Trees add value to our community and save us money.

    • A HEALTHY, MATURE TREE CAN INCREASE PROPERTY VALUE BY UP TO $10,000
    • SHADE FROM TREES REDUCES NEED FOR AIR CONDITIONING AND PROVIDES ENERGY SAVINGS
    • TREES INCREASE FOOT TRAFFIC AND SPENDING IN COMMERCIAL AREAS

Trees benefit communities.

    • NEIGHBORHOODS WITH MORE TREES HAVE LOWER CRIME RATES
    • TREES CALM TRAFFIC AND CREATE SAFER STREETS
    • TREES ON SCHOOL CAMPUSES IMPROVE LEARNING AND BEHAVIOR OUTCOMES IN CHILDREN
    • TREES AT THE WORKPLACE REDUCE 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.

    • SPENDING TIME AROUND TREES CAN LOWER BLOOD PRESSURE, INCREASE CONCENTRATION, LOWER STRESS AND REDUCE MENTAL FATIGUE
    • TREES AND GREEN SPACE ENCOURAGE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND OUTDOOR EXERCISE
    • PATIENTS WITH VIEWS OF TREES SHOW FASTER HOSPITAL RECOVERY TIMES

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METRO TREE TRACKER

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