IMPORTANCE OF TREES
- Absorption of carbon dioxide helps fight climate
- Reduce the heat-island effect. The
temperature in un-vegetated urban areas is often 5-10° F degrees warmer
compared to areas with heavy tree cover.
surface water runoff from storms and decrease erosion, thereby lower the
delivery of sediments and pollutants directly to open water.
- Provide important habitat for
birds, animals, insects and other wildlife.
- Oxygen is replenished to the
atmosphere as a by-product of photosynthesis.
- Leaves can absorb unhealthy air
- Block sunlight in the
summer but allow sunlight to reach your home in winter.
- Save homeowners money on
electricity bills for cooling and heating.
temperature of driveways, patios, building, sidewalks, etc.
reduce excessive water loss from lawns.
property values by 5 to 15%, with a quicker time for re-sale
a serene, peaceful, restful and tranquil environment.
space thus providing a sense of privacy, solitude and security.
legacy for the next generation.
lower heartbeat, lower blood pressure and other indicators of health.
- Creates an impression
on how a community is perceived by visitors and affects the mood and
community pride of residents.
- Trees make communities more
livable for people and their activities. People walk and jog more on streets
with trees; children and adults have a cool place to play or relax in the
summer, thus increasing their interaction with neighbors.