Trees: Values and Benefits

Benefits of Urban Trees
USDA Forest Service Urban and Community Forestry - Improving Our Quality of Life, reproduced by permission of the USDA Forest Service, edited by the Georgia Forestry Commission.

Identified Benefits of Community Trees and Forests
This paper presents a list of selected goods, services, and benefits community trees across the nation and forests provide. Benefits were compiled from a diversity of individual research projects by Dr. Kim D. Coder, Warnell School of Forest Resources, University of Georgia.

Benefits of Trees in Urban Areas
Colorado’s urban forest provides many environmental benefits to our community. Aside from the obvious aesthetic benefits, trees within our urban forest improve our air, protect our water, save energy, and improve economic sustainability.

Human Environment Research Lab - University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
This site contains a number of research summaries presenting the benefits to people from the natural environment. Presented by the Human-Environment Research Laboratory (HERL), Frances Kuo and William Sullivan.

Urban Forests - Working Where People Do
A discussion of the work that urban trees do in the areas of Stormwater Management, Air Quality Improvement, and Energy Conservation. Presented by American Forests.


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