Trees are an essential part of any community in terms of transportation, Active Living, health and environment. A healthy urban forest requires planning and maintenance on a continual basis. Trees are beneficial in a variety of ways, including:

  • Provide habitat wildlife for animals useful and pleasant to the environment
  • Add a buffer zone between traffic and pedestrians
  • Remove Carbon Dioxide from the air and replenish oxygen
  • Beautify the landscape of the community
  • Produce food such as fruits, berries, and nuts
  • Offer shelter to animals, homes, and yards from winds and weather
  • Provide shade for buildings, sidewalks, streets, trails, parks and greenwa