Benefits of Trees

A vibrant urban forest improves air quality, mitigates stormwater, provides shade, creates wildlife habitat, increases property value, and improves public health and wellbeing. Explore these resources to learn how trees directly impact our lives at all scales; as individuals, communities, and as a state.

Tools for Assessing Tree Benefits

The following websites and software options are available for community use to assess the benefits their urban forests are providing and to identify potential areas of improvement. These resources are helpful for general maintenance and inventory purposes and they can also inform your community budget and policy discussions.