Have you ever thought about all of the benefits trees provide? It’s quite a long list, in fact. Here are just a few.
cost Economic Benefits
Trees increase property values.
Homes that are landscaped with trees are worth four to 15 percent more and sell faster than homes without trees. Trees can also increase the property values of a whole neighborhood or business district. americanforests.org
I believe that trees and designing around nature are what made buyers flock to this area.
Tammy Navarre, Lakeland, TN
Carefully positioned trees can reduce a household’s energy consumption for heating and cooling by up to 25%. Computer models devised by the U.S. Department of Energy predict that the proper placement of only three trees can save an average household between $100 and $250 in energy costs annually. Energy.gov
Trees are saving me hundreds of dollars a year. They do a lot of good!
Doug Roberts, Sacramento, CA
Studies have shown that people walking or driving down a street lined with trees are willing to pay up to 12 percent more for goods and services, and the presence of trees encourages patrons to spend a longer time shopping. americanforests.org
These trees created a desirable outdoor dining area and increased overall traffic.
Paul Weckman, Covington, KY
Office workers with a view of trees report significantly less stress and more satisfaction. Chungbuk National University, South Korea, 2007
Trees in urban parks and recreation areas are estimated to improve outdoor leisure and recreation experiences in the United States by $2 billion per year. Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission
Hospital patients recovering from surgery who had a view of a grove of trees through their windows required fewer pain relievers, experienced fewer complications, and left the hospital sooner than similar patients who had a view of a brick wall. Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission
It’s been a long journey of healing from 9-11. I can’t say it’s been easy. I owe a lot to the community forestry program.
Jeanne Kavinsky, Jersey City, NJ