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Phone: 503-823-7740

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1120 SW 5th Avenue, Room 1000, Portland, OR 97204

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Benefits of Urban Trees

benefits of treesTrees provide many environmental, ecological, social, and health benefits. Though trees planted today may look small, over the decades they will grow into the leafy canopy that lines our streets, shades our homes, and helps make Portland such a livable city.

Check out these resources to learn more about what trees do for you, your city, and the environment.


Trees and City Planning

A guide to city plans featuring trees

City Trees + Your Pocketbook

An extensive reference list of research on the benefits of trees

Human Dimensions of Urban Forestry and Urban Greening

A guide to research on the social, cultural, and civic implications of urban greening

Portland Watershed Report Cards

At-a-glance guides to Portland watershed health

Portland's Urban Forest Canopy

A 2007 report assessing the structure and value of Portland's urban forest

Tree Benefit Resources

A broad overview of studies on the environmental, economic, and social benefits of trees.