The Wealth of Street Trees
Friday, February 17, 2017
Street trees have a woefully understaffed marketing department. They just can’t seem to get the message out, which is surprising since trees usually leave (leaf?) a money trail everywhere they go. In spite of this, city budgets for forestry related work have declined by 1/3rd in the last few decades. Trees add value in many ways – they increase the social value of the city by making places more pleasing to people on foot and in cars, and they also add great environmental benefits. Both fuel the enormous economic benefits that can’t be ignored. READ MORE..