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  • Customized for: Midwest climate region. See climate region map at: NOTE: This powerpoint is a research product created by the Center for Urban Forest Research in collaboration with the California Urban Forest Council, Crocker/Flanagan Marketing, Inc. and Hal Voege Consulting. The purpose of the research was to identify barriers and obstacles that prevent the effective delivery of urban forestry technology and information, allowing us – as supporters of urban forests – to better communicate our messages and take urban forestry to the next level. The results of our Center’s research, along with Everett Rogers’ pioneering work on the art of persuasion (see powerpoint of research findings), guided the development of this product. It was designed as a presentation to local elected officials, and is to be presented by someone they trust . We realize that it may not be right for every situation, so please customize it as needed. It is especially important to use pictures from your community where appropriate. The photos in this presentation are easily replaced by clicking on the picture and inserting yours from your file. Two additional related products are also available: 1. A powerpoint presentation which summarizes the research findings – “Obtaining an Investment in the Urban Forest From Local Decision Makers” 2. A Community Handbook, to be used by community forest supporters planning to market the community forest – “Planting the Seeds of Success, Marketing the Community Forest” To obtain these products, please visit our website at: and click on Market Research, or contact us at the Center for Urban Forest Research, Pacific Southwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service, 530-752-7636. Acknowledgements Produced by: Jim Geiger, Director of Communications, Center for Urban Forest Research, Pacific Southwest Research Station Mel Johnson, Executive Director, California Urban Forests Council Mark Kleinman, Principal, Croker / Flanagan Hal Voege, Hal Voege Consulting Valuable comments provided by: Ingrid Sather, Southern Center for Urban Forestry, USDA Forest Service Jill Mahon, Midwest Center for Urban and Community Forestry, USDA Forest Service Funded by: USDA Forest Service, Urban and Community Forestry Program, and the Pacific Southwest Research Station Produced as part of the National Urban and Community Forestry Technology Transfer Strategy Photos are from our Center’s files or other public-domain sources 2002 Revised December 2005 Trees in Our City Audience : Local elected officials. Assumption : The officials either “don’t know that they don’t know” what you are about to present, or they recently realized that “now I know I don’t know” and they want more information. Approach : Persuasive communication of the benefits of trees. Presenter : A community forest supporter that the officials trust. Time : Approximately 10 minutes. First slide: Introduce self, identify who you represent, and state reason for addressing the officials
  • Trees In City Slide Show

    1. 1. <ul><li>Trees in Our City </li></ul>Presented by Carla Lee Sunleaf Nursery, LLP Madison, OH
    2. 2. Trees. Worth Our Time. Worth Our Resources . <ul><ul><ul><li>Part of community </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>infrastructure </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Vital to community health </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Community legacy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Positive impact on business and tax base </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wise investment of community dollars </li></ul></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Trees. Vital to Community Health . <ul><li>Tree-filled neighborhoods: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lower levels of domestic violence </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Are safer and more sociable </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Tree-filled landscapes reduce stress </li></ul>
    4. 4. Trees. Provide Health Benefits . <ul><li>A walk in the park, woods, or arboretum was found to boost memory by renewing and replenishing cognitive control centers in the brain. </li></ul><ul><li>Children with attention deficits concentrate better after a walk in the park. </li></ul><ul><li>Elderly residents of nursing homes that visited or viewed gardens have improved mood, quality of sleep, and ability to concentrate </li></ul><ul><li>Gardening and/or getting outside for a walk in the park is considered moderate activity exercise, which is shown to improve overall physical health and self-esteem. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Trees. Reduce Air Pollutants. <ul><li>100 trees remove 53 tons of CO 2 /year </li></ul><ul><li>100 trees remove 430 lbs of pollutants per year, including: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>72 lbs of ozone </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>81 lbs of particulates </li></ul></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Trees Save the Environment. <ul><li>100 mature trees catch about </li></ul><ul><li>539,000 gallons of rainwater per year... </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- Less $ for stormwater control </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- Cleaner water </li></ul></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Trees. A Savings for Homeowners. <ul><ul><li>Save 56% of annual air conditioning costs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Save up to 25% of winter heating costs </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Trees Sell Houses. (At higher prices.) <ul><li>Each large front yard tree adds about </li></ul><ul><li>1% to sales price </li></ul><ul><li>Large specimen trees can add </li></ul><ul><li>10%, or more, to property values. </li></ul>
    9. 9. Trees Mean Better Business. <ul><li>In tree-lined commercial districts... </li></ul><ul><li>More frequent shopping </li></ul><ul><li>Longer shopping trips </li></ul><ul><li>Shoppers spend more for parking </li></ul><ul><li>Shoppers spend 12% more for goods </li></ul>
    10. 10. Trees Pay Us Back. <ul><li>Benefits = $272,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Energy </li></ul><ul><li>Air Quality </li></ul><ul><li>Runoff </li></ul><ul><li>Real Estate </li></ul>100 Trees Over 40 Years... <ul><li>Costs = $136,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Planting - Pruning </li></ul><ul><li>Removal/Disposal </li></ul><ul><li>Irrigation </li></ul><ul><li>Sidewalk Repair </li></ul><ul><li>Litter </li></ul><ul><li>Legal - Admin </li></ul>Pay Off: $136,000
    11. 11. Plant Trees. Create a Legacy. <ul><li>Central Park, New York City </li></ul>Lafayette Park, Washington DC
    12. 12. The Bottom Line... <ul><li>Quality of life depends on tree benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits depend on healthy trees </li></ul><ul><li>Healthy trees require quality care </li></ul><ul><li>Quality care depends on you </li></ul>
    13. 13. What You Can Do... <ul><li>Establish long-term goals for the community forest </li></ul><ul><li>Fund programs for maintenance </li></ul><ul><li>and care </li></ul><ul><li>Support volunteer organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Champion community trees </li></ul>
    14. 14. <ul><li>Trees in Our City </li></ul>Produced by: Jim Geiger, Director of Communications, Center for Urban Forest Research, Pacific Southwest Research Station Mel Johnson, Executive Director, California Urban Forests Council Mark Kleinman, Principal, Croker / Flanagan Hal Voege, Hal Voege Consulting Customized by: Katie Thirion, Sunleaf Nursery, LLP ©Sunleaf Nursery, LLP 2009