“The net cooling effect of a young,
healthy tree is equivalent to ten room-size air conditioners
operating 20 hours a day.”-U.S. Department of Agriculture
“Placing trees in landscape areas can
reduce air conditioning costs by up to 50 percent, by shading the
windows and outside walls of a home.”-American Public Power
“If you plant a
tree today on the west side of your home, in 5 years your energy
bills should be 3% less. In 15 years, the savings will be nearly
12%.”-Dr. E. Greg McPherson, Center for Urban Forest Research.
“Landscaping, especially with trees, can
increase property values as much as 20 percent.”-Management
“One acre of forest absorbs six tons of carbon dioxide and puts out
four tons of oxygen. This is enough to meet the annual needs of 18
people.”-U.S. Department of Agriculture “Healthy, mature trees add
an average of 10% to a property’s value.”-USDA Forest Service.
“The planting of trees means improved
water quality, resulting in less runoff and erosion. This allows
more recharging of the ground water supply. Wooded areas help
prevent the transport of sediment into streams.”-USDA Forest
research, visual exposure to settings with trees has produced
significant recovery from stress within five minuets, as indicated
by changes in blood pressure and muscle tension.”-Dr. Roger S.
Ulrich Texas A&M University.