Trees pay us back – The benefits of trees in an urban landscape

Trees are a critical component of the City’s infrastructure that essentially pay for themselves. Trees are actually one of the most cost-effective parts of the urban infrastructure.

Trees provide us with numerous benefits:

  • Increase property values
  • Reduce water pollution
  • Improve air quality
  • Support a variety of wildlife
  • Enhance people’s quality of life
  • Provide an aesthetically pleasing homage to Saratoga’s vibrant history

Resources to learn more about the benefits of trees in an urban environment:

Trees Pay Us Back” – Costs and benefits of urban trees

Trees are worth downtown’s investment” – Wolff 2006

Cooling Effects of Saratoga’s Trees

Envisioning a Great Green City by The Nature Conservancy (June 14, 2018)

Funding trees for health: an analysis for finance and policy actions to enable tree planting for public health” by The Nature Conservancy