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Healthy Trees, Healthy Community, Let's Talk Dollars


October 13, 2021

Bev Eiselein

Article submitted by Tree Board

Most of us know we enjoy our trees, and the past few weeks we've discussed their impact on our physical and mental health. However, have we ever considered the financial aspects of a healthy urban forest?

Roundup has approximately 1535 trees in "public places"*. The calculated annual financial and ecological benefits of those trees are as follows: (1)

* Greenhouse Benefits = $4,112.53

(310,593.63# carbon dioxide)

* Water Benefits = $24,206.54

(2,241,346.73 gallons saved)

* Energy Benefits = $29,838.62

(202,742.64 kwh saved,

18,689.91 Therms saved)

* Air Qual...

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