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<ul><li>Trees in Our City </li></ul>Presented by Carla Lee Sunleaf Nursery, LLP Madison, OH
Trees. Worth Our Time.  Worth Our Resources . <ul><ul><ul><li>Part of community  </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>infra...
Trees. Vital to Community Health .   <ul><li>Tree-filled neighborhoods:  </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lower levels of domesti...
Trees. Provide Health Benefits .   <ul><li>A walk in the park, woods, or arboretum was found to boost memory by renewing a...
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...
Trees Save the Environment.  <ul><li>100 mature trees catch about  </li></ul><ul><li>539,000 gallons of rainwater  per yea...
Trees. A Savings for Homeowners.  <ul><ul><li>Save 56% of annual air conditioning costs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Save up...
Trees Sell Houses. (At higher prices.)  <ul><li>Each large front yard tree adds about </li></ul><ul><li>1% to sales price ...
Trees Mean Better Business.  <ul><li>In tree-lined commercial districts... </li></ul><ul><li>More frequent shopping </li><...
Trees Pay Us Back. <ul><li>Benefits = $272,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Energy </li></ul><ul><li>Air Quality </li></ul><ul><li>Ru...
Plant Trees.  Create a Legacy.  <ul><li>Central Park, New York City </li></ul>Lafayette Park, Washington DC
The Bottom Line... <ul><li>Quality of life depends on tree benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits depend on healthy trees </l...
What You Can Do... <ul><li>Establish long-term goals for the  community forest </li></ul><ul><li>Fund programs for mainten...
<ul><li>Trees in Our City </li></ul>Produced by:  Jim Geiger, Director of Communications, Center for Urban Forest Research...
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  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

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