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Why are trees beneficial?

A: Trees provide a variety of benefits besides environmental, such as social, community, and economic. Trees provide an array of benefits, including:

  • Cost Reduction- reduces yearly heating and cooling costs by 2.1 billion dollars
  • Increase Property Value- well-cared landscape properties are 5-20% more valuable than non-landscaped estates.
  • Privacy and Scenery, aesthetic values

The following facts are results from studies conducted by UIUC Human-Environment Research Laboratory:

  • Fewer Crimes- apartment buildings surrounded by trees and greenery are dramatically safer than buildings devoid of green
  • Improves Concentration- children with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) are relieved after contact with nature. The greener the setting, the more the relief.
  • Sound Barrier- acts as sound barriers and provide protection against crowding, noise, and danger, which all can contribute to mental fatigue, and can help inner-city residents cope with the many poverty related-stresses

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