Tree City USA

  1. tree benefits
  2. history/about
  3. how to be involved
  • An acre of growing trees removes the amount of carbon dioxide produced by a car driven 26,000 miles.

  • One large tree can provide a day's supply of oxygen for up to four people.

  • Each year, one person uses wood and paper products equivalent to an 18" diameter, 100-foot tree

  • Urban areas with little tree vegetation are up to 9 degrees hotter than those with heavy tree cover.

  • 25% of all prescription medicine comes from flowering trees.

  • Healthy, mature trees add an average of 10% to a property's value.

  • According to the American Forests Organization, a healthy tree canopy can tremendously reduce stormwater runoff, saving the host city millions of dollars in infrastructure costs.