The humble street tree. Don't underestimate the myriad benefits they offer to your community. While most people probably see them as a nice but unnecessary neighborhood feature, street trees can offer many social, environmental and economic boosts.
Street trees cool our buildings, sidewalks, and courtyards, of course. They also increase home values, increase the value of commercial districts, help reduce crime, improve public health, and slow the cars on our streets.
No wonder we've described planting streets trees as the highest returning investment your city can make in a neighborhood.