Benefits of Trees

Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come. - Chinese proverb

Photo by Richard Kerbes

The Benefits of Trees

  • Trees add beauty and give character to communities.
  • Trees reduce heating and cooling costs.
  • Trees protect us from dangerous ultraviolet radiation.
  • Trees prevent both wind and water erosion.
  • Trees sequester carbon dioxide and thus mitigate climate change.
  • Trees increase the value of real estate.
  • Trees reduce noise, dust and air pollution.
  • Trees provide habitat for bird, insect and other animal species.
  • Trees enhance economic stability by attracting businesses; people linger and shop longer when trees are present.
  • Trees reduce noise pollution.
  • Trees can provide food such as fruit and nuts.
  • Trees reduce stormwater runoff.