Ten ways trees improve the quality of our lives.
For Your Community
- Trees contribute positively to downtown shopping areas. People are willing to spend 12 percent more for goods and services in downtowns with trees. They’ll also spend more time shopping and come back more frequently.
- Using the police department’s crime reports to study crime rates around areas with trees and lawns as compared to more barren landscaping, research has found that green areas have half as many crimes as areas with no trees or grass. People also report feeling safer in communities surrounded with trees.
- People tend to be more familiar and socialize more with neighbors in neighborhoods with trees. People also tend to feel more satisfied where they live if their homes are surrounded by trees.
- People in housing surrounded by trees report that their life issues feel less difficult, they procrastinate less, and have higher attention spans.