Environmental Benefits

Social Benefits

  • Studies show that neighborhoods with significant greenery report fewer instances of crime.
  • Drivers tend drive slower on roads lined by trees.
  • Trees create a buffer zone between streets and sidewalks, creating a safer environment for joggers, pedestrians, and children at play.
  • A community tree planting instills a sense of civic pride and a stronger connection to place.
  • Outdoor spaces with trees are used significantly more than those without, facilitating interaction among neighbors.
  • Trees have been shown to increase levels of concentration in children as well as higher test scores.
  • People suffering from high stress tend to feel calmer in the presence of trees, thus improving overall health and well-being.
  • Studies have shown that the performance of urban noise barriers is increased when used in combination with vegetative screens.

Economic Benefits