Celebrate the Benefits of Urban Trees

Video Trees Provide Amazing Benefits by Davey Tree

Thank Goodness for Trees!

Arbor Day is April 26, 2019 here in San Diego and across the nation. So look up and around at the valuable assets in your area. Communities would not be the same beautiful, livable spaces without trees.

Statistics on The Benefits of Trees by The Arbor Day Foundation

The net cooling effect of a young, healthy tree is equivalent to ten room-size air conditioners operating 20 hours a day. U.S. Department of Agriculture

The planting of trees means improved water quality, resulting in less runoff and erosion. This allows more recharging of the ground water supply. Wooded areas help prevent the transport of sediment and chemicals into streams. USDA Forest Service

A mature tree can often have an appraised value of between $1,000 and $10,000. Council of Tree and Landscape Appraisers

If you plant a tree today on the west side of your home, in 5 years your energy bills should be 3% less. In 15 years the savings will be nearly 12%. Dr. E. Greg McPherson, Center for Urban Forest Research

Trees properly placed around buildings can reduce air conditioning needs by 30 percent and can save 20–50 percent in energy used for heating. USDA Forest Service

Trees can be a stimulus to economic development, attracting new business and tourism. Commercial retail areas are more attractive to shoppers, apartments rent more quickly, tenants stay longer, and space in a wooded setting is more valuable to sell or rent. The Arbor Day Foundation

Landscaping, especially with trees, can increase property values as much as 20 percent. Management Information Services/ICMA

In laboratory research, visual exposure to settings with trees has produced significant recovery from stress within five minutes, as indicated by changes in blood pressure and muscle tension. Dr. Roger S. Ulrich Texas A&M University

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