Why protect Trees? Most of us already know that trees are valuable to our health and well-being. The scientific and economic information on the value of trees in our communities is overwhelming. Here are a few of the many established benefits of trees:
The City of Cleveland estimates that if we totaled up the benefits of the tree canopy in Cleveland, it yields economic gains to the City alone of more than $11 million annually. For more complete information on the benefits of trees, see Cleveland’s 2015 Tree Plan. And if you want to do the math on your own trees, go to the Tree Benefits Calculator.