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Trees in the urban environment provide a multitude of benefits, such as supplying food and habitat for wildlife, purifying air, abating noise, supplying shade, increasing privacy, cooling air temperatures, intercepting stormwater, and reducing runoff. They also provide many aesthetic benefits that make the otherwise gray infrastructure and densely populated conditions of the urban environment a beautiful place to live.
Links to studies or research institutes evaluating the benefits of trees
Calculate the benefits of your trees with the US Forest Service's i-Tree Design tool
This report describes the benefits provided by Portland's urban forest canopy, focusing on a study of publicly owned street and park trees. The structure and function of these public tree resources are used to calculate a wide variety of benefits