We recently came across this great little article about the value of street trees from Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space.
Here’s a great quote from the article, which was orginally posted in 2007:
“Trees not only mitigate greenhouse gases, improve stormwater quality, lower emissions by reducing energy use and improve air quality, but they do all of these things at the same time,” said Michael F. Galvin, DNR Urban Forestry Supervisor. “No other environmental mitigation device provides these multiple benefits, in addition to others like aesthetics and wildlife habitat. Improving the condition and extent of tree canopy in urban areas is vital to community livability as our cities grow.”
Check it out! We need more street trees!