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.
City Street Trees Show Return on Investment
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