Benefits of Trees

The Value of Trees to a Community

The following are some statistics on just how important trees are in a community setting:

“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

Benefits of Trees”Landscaping, especially with trees, can increase property values as much as 20 percent.” Management Information Services

“One acre of forest absorbs six tons of carbon dioxide and puts out four tons of oxygen. This is enough to meet the annual needs of 18 people.” U.S. Department of Agriculture

“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

“Shade from trees could save up to $175 per year (per structure) in air conditioning costs.” Dr. Lowell Ponte

“Healthy, mature trees add an average of 10 percent to a property’s value.” USDA Forest Service