New Tool Shows Money Does Grow on Trees

For every dollar invested in planting trees, cities see an average $2.25 per tree return on their investment each year. More than half the global population lives in urban areas, and i-Tree Tools, an urban forest design tool, calculates the improvement to the quality of life of planting trees in urban areas by determining how trees clean the air and water, mitigate climate change, reduce stormwater floods, among other things.

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Naturalization in urban areas can also be extended to play areas. To learn more about how to create a naturalized play environment and an innovative way to bring people to nature to encourage active lifestyles for children, families, and communities, request a full copy of the NatureGrounds® and Pathways for Play® program books.

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