Why trees?


Why Trees?

 Trees improve the livability of our cities. Urban trees provide essential services to those living in or near our city~

Trees Create Strong Communities:

  • Higher safety and lower crime
  • More successful business districts
  • Higher property values
  • Support environmental education
  • Connect humans to nature
  • Healthier and happier citizens

Trees Provide Environmental Benefits in Cities:

  • Add character and charm
  • Conserve energy
  • Improve air quality
  • Moderate temperature
  • Reduce noise levels
  • Improve water quality
  • Reduce flood risk
  • Prevent erosion
  • Enrich habitats and biodiversity

Benefits of Nature in Cities and Towns

  • Social Strengths
  • Local Economies
  • Place Attachment and Meaning
  • Crime and Public Safety
  • Safe Streets
  • Active Living
  • Reduced Risk
  • Stress, Wellness and Physiology
  • Healing and Therapy
  • Mental Health and Function
  • Work and Learning
  • Culture and Equity
  • Lifecycle and Gender

Dedicated to improving Lexington’s Tree Canopy