Finding price tags on live trees, as if these were on sale, is not a familiar sight. In fact, it has never been a familiar sight all. However, in the Portland Parks & Recreation community in Oregon, park employees and volunteers saw if fit to hang price tags on trees to give people a sense of the benefits trees provide.

Whether for your residential home, apartment complex or commercial building, trees will always be an important investment due to the various environmental and economic benefits these green assets provide. This is why arbor care companies are ever busy providing services to general contractors, landscape companies, residential communities, commercial buildings and local governments. Services, such as tree pruning, tree trimming, tree removal, stump removal, tree installation, commercial tree services, tree pest management/insect control, tree fertilization, and tree storm cleanup.

According to the environmental nonprofit organization Tree People, the following are only a few of the top benefits of trees:

  • Trees combat climate change;
  • Trees clean the air;
  • Trees provide oxygen;
  • Trees cool the streets and the city;
  • Trees conserve energy;
  • Trees save water and help prevent water pollution;
  • Trees help prevent soil erosion;
  • Trees shield children from ultra-violet rays;
  • Trees provide a canopy and habitat for wildlife;
  • Trees create economic opportunities;
  • Trees increase property values;
  • Trees increase business traffic; and,
  • Trees help reduce crime.

As pointed out by the U.S. Forest Service, a division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, trees do more than just add to a property’s aesthetic looks; they help create an outdoor living environment that is beautiful, healthy and safe, and tree protection, through preventative maintenance, will help in protecting the value of your property.

Trees help in protecting the environment too. Aside from producing oxygen, they help reduce smog, intercept airborne particulates, promote greater physical activity, reduce stress, improve the quality of life, and help meet a city’s regulatory clean air requirements.

All these benefits, says the Hamlin Tree Care, are what make landscaping an essential part of any structure because it makes people, communities and environments healthy and businesses, better.