Trees – Not Just for Shade

The presence of a tree can bring a surprising variety of benefits to a community. Studies have shown that the presence of trees & urban forestry can do the following:

  • Reduce stress responses of the mind and body
  • Reduce crime
  • Decrease the healing time of paitiens
  • Aleviate symptoms of ADHD
  • Reduce road noise from Traffic
  • Retain rainwater
  • Reduce erosion
  • One healthy tree has the cooling effect of 10 room-size air conditioners running for 20 hours a day
  • Provide energy saving shade and windbreaks for homes
  • Encourage consumers to pay higher prices
  • Increase property values of homes
  • Absorb carbon and other harmful elements from the air
  • Adds a dimension of affluence to a community
  • Many more (Click HERE for full Report)

Take a look at the two pictures below. Can you identify what community is benefiting from trees? Can you see which community is not? How can we change this disparity? The answer is simple: Do your part to plant a tree today!

tree comparison 1

tree comparison 2