Trees and plants have tremendous value on many levels - whether it be adding monetary resell value to your property, aesthetic beauty to your landscape, peacefulness in your harried life, food for your family, pollution control for air and water, lower utility costs for home cooling and heating, food and homes for animals and birds. Some of these values can now even be measured and quantified.
The following links take you to multiple sources that discuss the value of trees and plants. Please report back to us any broken links that no longer point to what they originally pointed to.
A nice synopsis of benefits of trees with graphical image of where trees benefit the homeowner.
The Ohio State University Extension Why Trees Matter Signature Program is a multi-disciplinary program focusing on the ecological, economic and social benefits of trees. This program is tailored for Ohio and Great Lakes area citizens, community officials and foresters, and the green industry (an over $10 billion industry in Ohio with over 100,000 employees).
i-Tree is a state-of-the-art, peer-reviewed software suite from the USDA Forest Service that provides urban forestry analysis and benefits assessment tools. The i-Tree Tools help communities of all sizes to strengthen their urban forest management and advocacy efforts by quantifying the structure of community trees and the environmental services that trees provide.
Articles from Dr. Charlie Hall - Texas A&M University Professor and Ellison Chair in International Floriculture:
Complete with abstracts on each document.
Brief bullet points.