Trees Atlanta, a non-profit organization, is committed to reclaiming Atlanta’s title of the “city in the forest” as the city’s urban forest rapidly disappears. By planting and maintaining over 100,000 trees and developing education initiatives, Trees Atlanta and countless volunteers strive to make this dream a reality.
5 Reasons You Should Care About Atlanta’s Trees:
1. Trees reduce urban heat: A healthy tree is equivalent to 10 room-sized air conditioners operating 20 hours a day, saving up to 50% in energy consumption.
2. One large tree supplies enough daily oxygen for four people.
3. Trees provide vital wildlife habitat, increases property value and promote psychological and economic well-being.
4. Planting trees can increase home values as much as 20%. In Fulton County, homes sold for nearly $105,000 more in neighborhoods with mature trees.
5. Trees reduce stormwater runoff: A 33% decrease in Atlanta’s urban forest cost tax payers $1.18 million for stormwater management infrastructure.
When you invest in trees, you invest in the future:
Every dollar spent on planting and caring for a community tree yields benefits that are 2 to 5 times that investment, including:
- Cleaner air
- Lower energy costs
- Improved water quality and storm water control
- Increased property values
- Improved overall wellbeing of Atlantans!