The Benefits of Trees

Urban forests provide a multitude of benefits that make city-dwelling enjoyable. They remove air pollutants, lessen home heating and cooling costs, reduce the urban heat-island effect, absorb noise, capture stormwater, sequester carbon, increase property values, and provide cultural and aesthetic value. Below you’ll find a summary each of these services.

Large trees provide exponentially greater services to their community. This is why the Urban Tree Alliance stresses the importance of caring for aging trees.

To calculate the benefits of the trees on your property visit The National Tree Benefit Calculator.

Air Pollution Removal

Heating and Cooling Costs

Urban Heat Island Effect

Stormwater Capture

Carbon Sequestration

Property Value Increase

Cultural and Aesthetic Value