Benefits

How can we make Nashville better?
Trees are the answer

Save energy? Plant trees. Cool our city? Plant trees. Clean the air? Plant trees. Make us healthier? Plant trees. Raise property values? Plant trees. Cut stormwater costs? Plant trees. Improve the quality of our lives? Plant trees.

Energy

Energy
Homes with properly placed trees can save up to 58% of the cost of cooling.The Case for Greener Cities, American Forests

Air

AirJust two thirty-foot trees supply the oxygen needs of a person for a year. Center for Urban Horticulture, University of Washington College of Forestry

Health

HealthChildren who live on streets lined with trees have lower rates of asthma. Columbia University

Water

WaterEvery 5% of additional tree canopy reduces stormwater runoff by 2%. Identified Benefits of Community Trees and Forests, Dr. Kim D. Coder

Economy

RetailHealthy trees can add as much as 15% to the value of residential property. Maryland Department of Natural Resources Forest Service

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