What is a Tree Worth?

The Article “What is a Tree Worth” quantifies the economic value of Trees in Urban Areas.  Key excerpt –

“Everyone “knew” that trees cooled down buildings. McPherson measured the actual energy savings from Chicago’s trees. The shade from a large street tree growing to the west of a typical brick residence, he found, could reduce annual air-conditioning energy use by two to seven percent. By planting more trees to cool down built-up city neighborhoods whose higher temperatures made them urban “heat islands,” and promoting utility-sponsored residential tree plantings, the city government could further curtail energy use.”

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