Nationally, the 60 million street trees have an average value of $525 per tree.

Management Information Services

Trees can be a stimulus to economic development, attracting new business and tourism. Commercial retail areas are more attractive to shoppers, apartments rent more quickly, tenants stay longer, and space in a wooded setting is more valuable to sell or rent.

The Arbor Day Foundation

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

In laboratory research, visual exposure to settings with trees has produced significant recovery from stress within five minutes, as indicated by changes in blood pressure and muscle tension.

Dr. Roger S. Ulrich Texas A&M University

Trees properly placed around buildings can reduce air conditioning needs by 30% and can save 20 – 50% in energy used for heating.

USDA Forest Service

Landscaping, especially with trees, can increase property values as much as 20%

Management Information Services/ICMA

The planting of trees means improved water quality resulting in less runoff and erosion. This allows more recharging of the ground-water supply. Wooded areas help prevent the transport of sediment and chemicals into streams.

USDA Forest Service

There are about 60 – 200 million spaces along our city streets where trees could be planted. This translates to the potential to absorb 33 million more tons of CO2 every year, and saving $4 billion in energy costs.

National Wildlife Federation