This sampling of research and research institutions describes the benefits of trees from environmental, economic, and social perspectives. Several of these studies are based in Portland and provide a local lens through which to view the benefits of our urban forest. Search the US Forest Service's Urban Ecosystems and Social Dynamics Program database for more studies on the benefits of urban trees.
USDA Forest Service
Sustainable Cities Institute at the National League of Cities
Donovan, Geoffrey H., and David Butry. 2010
Donovan, Geoffrey H., and David Butry. 2011
Geiger, J.R. 2002
- Effects of California's Urban Forests on Energy Use and Potential Savings From Large-Scale Tree Planting
McPherson, E. Gregory, and James R. Simpson. 2001
Donovan, Geoffrey H., and Jeffrey P. Prestemon. 2012
Projects Director Kathleen L. Wolf, Ph.D.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dwyer, John F., Herbert W. Schroeder, and Paul H. Gobster. 1991