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Benefits of Trees

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 Benefits of Trees

 
  • Trees absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) and releases oxygen (O2).
  • Trees yield wood products.
  • Provide shade.
  • Provide visual barriers.
  • Increases property value.
  • Shelters animals, birds and insects.
  • Cools the air.
  • Removes air pollutants and dust.
  • Acts as windbreak.
  • Reduces heat island effect.
  • Reduces sun glare.
  • Reduces traffic noise.
  • Reduces crime.
  • Slows surface water runoff.
  • Creates play environment.
  • Absorbs soil water.
  • Prevents soil erosion.

For more information view: "Benefits of Trees", Forests and Trees, Urban Forestry Values, People Need Trees poster (pdf), or see our publication list.