Trees & Land Management
Trees are a major emphasis. The tree canopy provides many benefits to communities — saving money, improving water quality and reducing erosion, providing natural cooling and saving energy, reducing air pollution, enhancing property values, providing wildlife habitat, and improving aesthetics. Indeed, studies have shown that a $2 per capita investment in trees returns $4 per capita in benefits. So trees are a great investment.
What Communities Can Do?
- Include storm preparedness in municipal emergency response plans, so you can deal with tree damage and wood waste reutilization in a safe and sustainable manner