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The Many Benefits of Trees

Protection and preservation of our urban trees and forests is essential to ensuring the many benefits they provide will be available for future generations.

Published January 30, 2011 By STEVE HOUSER


Trees provide a multitude of benefits. By increasing the public's awareness of the many benefits of trees, we can utilize current scientific evidence to help resolve difficult problems and improve the livability of our cities. Proper tree care and sound forest management programs are crucial to the health, longevity, and sustainability of our urban forests, as well as being a wise investment in our future.

Did you know...

  1. Air Temperature and Energy Consumption
    1. Trees decrease air temperature and help offset the "heat island" effect.
    2. By properly selecting and planting trees, energy savings can exceed 40% by the shade they provide and through transpiration.
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About the author

Mr. Steve Houser

Mr. Houser is a Dallas native with almost 40 years of experience as a consulting arborist and expert tree climber. He is the president and owner of Arborilogical Services, “The Experts Your Trees Deserve.”®

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