Plants and trees are important to the economic vitality and environmental quality of our communities. Air quality, property value, community beautification, economic attractiveness and general livability can all be enhanced by planting and caring for trees in your community.
In summer, shade trees can save up to 50% of air conditioning costs. In winter, windbreak trees can reduce heating bills as much as 30%. Trees produce oxygen, prevent ground runoff, create habitats for wildlife and play a large part in regulating climate change.
Beautification also includes painting and restoring homes and community buildings, as well as removing graffiti sites.