Trees help clean our air
They remove pollutants from the atmosphere, improving air quality.
Trees contribute to good health
Several studies have shown that a view of trees can reduce stress at work and even speed up healing times for hospital patients.
Trees help clean our drinking water
Forested watersheds absorb water from rain and runoff, filter it and then refill underground aquifers that are used for drinking water.
Trees provide us with oxygen
Through photosynthesis, trees take in carbon dioxide and release oxygen.
Trees increase property values
Homes with mature trees tend to sell more quickly…and for a higher price.
Trees provide much-needed cooling
Trees lower surface and air temperatures by providing shade and releasing water vapor into the air through their leaves.
Trees help to reduce the effects of climate change
By absorbing carbon dioxide (CO2), removing and storing the carbon and then releasing the oxygen back into the air, they are helping to stop climate change.
Trees help us save energy
When planted properly in a yard, a tree can either shade a home or protect it from winter winds—reducing energy costs by up to 20%.
Trees benefit wildlife
They provide vital habitat and important species range for a wide variety of animals, some endangered.
Trees help reduce crime
University studies have shown a reduction in minor crimes as well as domestic aggression and violence due to trees in the environment.
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