Benefits of Trees and Urban Forests: A Research List

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In 2017, the Alliance for Community Trees (ACTrees) compiled this list of the scientifically proven benefits provided by trees. The facts presented in this resource come directly from primary research conducted by professional scientists, with a robust list of benefits and citations.

Grouped by category, these benefits speak to the enormous monetary, social, and ecological value of urban forests to human society. They clarify the vital role of trees in our communities. ACTrees member organizations nationwide are working to bring these benefits to towns small and large, improving the health and livability of theses communities by planting and caring for trees.

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