Benefits of Trees

In urban areas, trees provide many environmental, economic and social benefits. 


  • Improve air and water quality 
  • Offset greenhouse gas emissions 
  • Provide habitat and food for wildlife 


  • Lower energy use 
  • Reduce stormwater runoff 
  • Raise property value 


  • Create gathering spaces 
  • Encourage outdoor activity 
  • Contribute to healthier people, emotionally and physically 


The tree benefit calculator allows anyone to make a simple estimation of the benefits individual street-side trees provide. Use this tool to calculate the economic benefits of your tree! 

Tree benefit calculator

Benefits of trees