Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Benefit from Trees


While walking at Happy Rock Park this weekend, I found many several trees with signs attached to them.  It was interesting to see a number attached to the benefit we see from this tree.  Each tree had a different number.  This benefit can be seen in stormwater reduction, improved air quality, higher real estate values (and property tax receipts), carbon storage, and energy savings.  Visit www.heartlandtreealliance.org for more information.  


Yes it did rain a bit during my walk, thank goodness for hoodies.

7 comments:

Jack said...

This is a pretty interesting approach, Regina. At a time of universal municipal budget cuts, this organization is smart to do some of its advocacy on ecoonomic terms, instead of only ("only?") beauty and nature. Another arrow in the quiver.

Sharon said...

I like this educational approach to learning about trees.

Curlykale said...

Trees are Tree- mendous.

Go and hug one today.

RedPat said...

Wonderful post! Smart thinking on their part.

Winchester Daily Photos said...

Great idea!

Sharon said...

Regina, the orange flower on my site is the bloom on a prickly pear cactus. Prickly pear blooms come in orange, white, yellow or pink depending on the variety.

Randy said...

Very creative. I love that tree too.