This article with the Chicago Daily Herald tells homeowners how they can quantify the benefits of their trees using a tree benefits calculator.
Posted: Sept. 15, 2016
By Jean Murphy
Trees in urban and suburban areas provide a number of important benefits, according to i-Tree, a cooperative initiative by the Arbor Day Foundation, Davey Tree Expert, the U.S. Forestry Service, the Society of Municipal Arborists, the International Society of Arboriculture and Casey Trees.
Trees raise property values. They also help to clean the air, curb stormwater runoff, reduce energy costs and sequester carbon.
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