- Denver saves an average of $6.7 million every year on energy costs alone because of the city’s urban forest.
- Roadside trees can reduce nearby indoor pollution by more than 50 percent.
- In Baltimore, a 10 percent increase in tree canopy corresponded to a 12 percent decrease in crime.
Thursday, November 9, 2017
The real value of urban trees
Increasing tree canopy in cities has a number of beneficial effects. They hold soil, reduce flooding and clean the air. Here are a few interesting factoids: