What are the benefits of trees?
We all know our trees are beautiful, but here are some facts about trees that you might not know:
  • Trees provide oxygen, shade, and shelter
  • Trees keep the air supply fresh by absorbing carbon dioxide
  • Trees lower air temperatures in hot weather
  • Trees reduce cooling and heating costs
  • Trees act as a sound barriers, cutting back on noise pollution
  • Trees stabilize the soil, preventing erosion
  • Trees provide food and shelter for wildlife.
  • Trees enhance the resale value of our properties
  • Trees act as wind breaks as well as visual buffers
  • Trees absorb and filter water runoff before it flows into the sewer system

Even though we may sometimes get tired of raking, pruning, and doing the work necessary to take care of our trees, we can all agree that the benefits of our urban forest definitely outweigh the inconveniences.

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1. How can I contribute to the Living Memorial Tree Planting Fund?
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