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BENEFITS OF
URBAN TREES

As a tree service, as arborists, and as plain old tree enthusiasts, there are so many reasons to love trees. We hope you enjoy learning about them just as much as we enjoy them!

  • Reducing Air Pollution - Trees improve air quality by absorbing pollutants and intercepting harmful particulates.
     

  • Fighting Climate Change - Increasing tree cover in towns and cities by just 10% can keep surface temperatures at current levels despite climate change (University of Manchester).
     

  • Improving Neighbourhood Image - Trees improve the image of neighbourhoods and make them even better places to live, work, and invest.
     

  • Building Communities - Getting residents involved in caring for trees helps them reconnect with their neighbours.
     

  • Boosting Kids' Health - Research shows that children who live in tree-lined streets have lower rates of asthma (Columbia University), and children have been shown to retain more of the information taught in schools if they spend some of their time outdoors in green spaces.
     

  • Benefiting Wildlife - As well as being great for people, street trees also offer much needed habitat for wildlife too.

  • Reduced Emissions - Trees remove carbon dioxide all on their own, but they can also reduce emissions caused by the production of electricity for things like air conditioning when planted strategically for shade, or emissions caused by using fossil fuels for heat when planted to shield from cold winds.
     

  • Increased Storm Water Control - Trees have an incredible ability to absorb and retain water. As rainwater falls, much of it gets picked up by trees, preventing it from ending up in storm drains or flooding. On average, a mature tree in a city can absorb up to 1,000 gallons of rainfall every year that would otherwise need to be pumped and filtered, requiring additional energy. 
     

  • Noise Abatement - If strategically planted, plants can significantly reduce noise from busy streets, etc. Rough bark and thick, fleshy leaves are particularly effective at absorbing sound due to their dynamic surface area.
     

  • Improved Health of Citizens - Spending time around trees and looking at trees reduces stress, lowers blood pressure and improves mood. Numerous studies show that both exercising in forests and simply sitting looking at trees reduce blood pressure as well as the stress-related hormones cortisol and adrenaline. Hospital patients have been shown to recover from surgery more quickly when their hospital room offered a view of trees.
     

  • Increased Property Value - The value of a well landscaped home with mature healthy trees can be as much as 10% higher than a similar home with no or little landscaping.