City Street Trees Show Return on Investment

Pittsburgh’s trees provide value to our city, including capturing stormwater, providing energy savings from shade, cleaning the air, and increasing property values. Recently Tree Pittsburgh undertook an effort to assign a value to these benefits. They found that even though the City spends $850,000 annually on tree maintenance, it receives approximately $3.00 in benefits for every dollar spent. This project helped to convince the city to create a master plan for continued tree maintenance to ensure the street trees are healthy for years to come. Read more here.

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