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8 tree facts just for businesses

In celebration of National Arbor Day, here are the 8 tree facts that could have a significant impact on your business:

 

Trees add value to your business, help cool your facility, break the cold winds to lower your heating costs, and provide food for wildlife.

 

Here are some important facts about trees and their impact on your bottom line:

  1. treeThe net cooling effect of a young, healthy tree is equivalent to ten room-size air conditioners operating 20 hours a day. U.S. Department of Agriculture
  2. Landscaping, especially with trees, can increase property values as much as 20 percent. Management Information Services/ICMA
  3. Trees properly placed around buildings can reduce air conditioning needs by 30 percent and can save 20–50 percent in energy used for heating. USDA Forest Service
  4. Trees can be a stimulus to economic development, attracting new business and tourism. Commercial retail areas are more attractive to shoppers, treeapartments rent more quickly, tenants stay longer, and space in a wooded setting is more valuable to sell or rent. The Arbor Day Foundation
  5. Healthy, mature trees add an average of 10 percent to a property’s value. USDA Forest Service
  6. The planting of trees means improved water quality, resulting in less runoff and erosion. This allows more recharging of the ground water supply. Wooded areas help prevent the transport of sediment and chemicals into streams. USDA Forest Service
  7. treeIn laboratory research, visual exposure to settings with trees has produced significant recovery from stress within five minutes, as indicated by changes in blood pressure and muscle tension. Dr. Roger S. Ulrich Texas A&M University
  8. If you plant trees today on the west side of your home or business, in 5 years your energy bills should be 3% less. In 15 years the savings will be nearly 12%. Dr. E. Greg McPherson, Center for Urban Forest Research

 

source: National Arbor Day Foundation

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