One tree will
- increase re-sale housing values by 6-9%.
- increase quality of life: physical, emotional and economic wellbeing.
- reduce storm water runoff by 35%.
- sequester 223 pounds of CO2 annually.
- reduce your air conditioning needs by 30%.
- produce a cooling effect equivalent to 10 room sized air conditioners operating 20 hours a day.
- absorb gaseous pollutants through its leaves.
- provide net benefits estimated at $4,000 over a 50 year lifespan.
- intercept approximately 34% of rainfall volume.
Additional Tree Information
-Trees reduce the heat island affect and reduce our need for energy consumption.
- Native trees provide natural habitat for birds and other animals.
- Trees and ground cover help to protect the soil from erosion.
- Well placed trees can intercept 90% of the sun's energy and reduce the need for air conditioning.
- Barriers of trees and vegetation in conjunction with walls and landforms can reduce highway noise from 6 to 15 decibels.
- One acre foot of forest absorbs 10 tonnes of carbon dioxide and puts out 4 tonnes of oxygen. This is enough to meet the annual needs of 18 people.
- A large tree is estimated to provide $50 worth of benefits annually for the first 20 years of its life and around $100 per year for the next 30 years; producing around $4,000 net benefits over a 50 year period.
- Landscaping, especially with trees, can increase property values as much as 20%.
- A single tree with a 30ft crown can intercept over 4600 gallons of water annually.
- Urban Forests reduce storm water runoff by 12%.
- A tree stores 13 pounds of CO2 annually and reduces airborne particulates by 9%.