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- Nationally, urban forests are estimated to contain about 3.8 billion trees, with an estimated structural asset value of $2.4 trillion.
- In neighborhoods with more tree canopy cover, air quality improves by as much as 15 percent.
- Urban trees in the continental U.S. remove up to 800,000 tons of air pollution from atmosphere annually.
- Trees can increase the property value of your home by 10-20 percent and attract new home buyers.
- People shop more often and longer in well-landscaped business districts and are willing to pay more for parking and up to 12 percent more for goods and services.
- Areas with trees experience lower crime rates.
- Students with trees outside school windows have higher test scores and graduation rates after controlling for other factors.
- For every 30 meters of trees, noise pollution is reduced by up to 50 percent.