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Why are trees beneficial?

A: Trees provide a variety of benefits besides environmental, such as social, community, and economic. Trees provide an array of benefits, including:

  • Cost Reduction? reduces yearly heating and cooling costs by 2.1 billion dollars
  • Increase Property Value? well-cared landscape properties are 5-20% more valuable than non-landscaped estates.
  • Privacy and Scenery, aesthetic values

The following facts are results from studies conducted by UIUC Human-Environment Research Laboratory:

  • Fewer Crimes? apartment buildings surrounded by trees and greenery are dramatically safer than buildings devoid of green
  • Improves Concentration- children with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) are relieved after contact with nature. The greener the setting, the more the relief.
  • Sound Barrier- acts as sound barriers and provide protection against crowding, noise, and danger, which all can contribute to mental fatigue, and can help inner-city residents cope with the many poverty related-stresses

More information:

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News

National Register of Big Trees
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Don't Move Firewood!

Camping Season is fast approaching. Please remember to not transport firewood. Tree-killing insects and diseases can lurk in firewood. These insects and diseases can't move far on their own, but when people move firewood they can jump hundreds of miles. New infestations destroy our forests, property values, and cost huge sums of money to control. MORE >>

National Tree Benefits Calculator
Make a simple estimation of the benefits individual street-side trees provide. With inputs of location, species and tree size, users will get an understanding of the environmental and economic value trees provide on an annual basis. For more detailed information on urban and community forest assessments, visit the i-Tree website. MORE >>

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"I think that I shall never see / A poem lovely as a tree." - Joyce Kilmer, "Trees," 1914

Resources

Benefits of Trees Brochure

Available through the ISA Web store

There's Money in Your Trees
How much are your trees worth? Most likely more than you think. MORE >>

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