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Social, Economic, & Environmental Benefits of Trees

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

Here are a few facts about trees that all tree lovers should know:

· 1 Tree reduces stormwater runoff by over 4,000 gls per year.

· 100 trees remove 5 tons of CO2 from the atmosphere per year.

· “The net cooling effect of a young, healthy tree is equivalent to ten room-size air conditioners

· operating 20 hours a day.”—U.S. Department of Agriculture

· “Landscaping can reduce air conditioning costs by up to 50 percent, by shading the windows

· and walls of a home.” — American Public Power Association

· Healthy trees can increase property values by an average of 10%. Trees provide habitat for

· birds, mammals, & insects.

· The roots of trees help reduce soil erosion by holding soil in place.

· “If you plant a tree today on the west side of your home, in 5 years your energy bills should

· be 3% less. In 15 years the savings will be nearly 12%.” —Dr. E. Greg McPherson, Center for

· Urban Forest Research

· “Trees properly placed around buildings can reduce air conditioning needs by 30 percent and

· can save 20 - 50 percent in energy used for heating.”—USDA Forest Service

· Through photosynthesis, in 1 day an average tree can provide enough oxygen for a family of 4

· for that day.

· Trees planted along highways & city streets have been shown to help reduce drivers’ stress &

· reduce speeds.

· Mature trees in business districts have been shown to positively affect shoppers’ behaviors.

· Neighborhoods with more trees have been shown to have a lower crime rate.

· Trees help people feel better – both mentally & physically.

· Trees help reduce flooding by helping to reduce runoff.

· “One acre of forest absorbs six tons of carbon dioxide and puts out four tons of oxygen. This is

· enough to meet the annual needs of 18 people.”—U.S. Department of Agriculture

· “There are about 60-to 200- million spaces along our city streets where trees could be planted.

· This translates to the potential to absorb 33 million more tons of CO2 every year, and saving

$4 billion in energy costs.”—National Wildlife Federation

Fall Illinois Landscaping: Enjoy the Fleeting Beauty

Friday, October 30th, 2009

This has certainly been an uncharacteristically cold and rainy October! With the dingy weather, it can be easy to stay cooped up and forget about the beautiful changes of the season. But don’t starve your senses of the exquisite Illinois landscaping around you– the winter months are quickly approaching!  Thriving this season, and painting the scene in shades of crimson are the Autumn Blaze Maple, and October Glory Red Maple. The Emerald Lustre Norway Maple splashes a bit of golden green across the countryside, flanked by the rich orange hues of the Majesty Sugar Maple, and deep greens of the Fall Fiesta Maple. (more…)

Chicago Landscaping: iTrees.com says “Hello!” to Fall

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

It came and it went – summer is over, and today marks the first official day of Fall. And, if you’ve noticed, stores are already stocking up with the traditional holiday season accessories for your home: a pumpkin pie candle, a wreath of fabric leaves, and over-priced glittery plastic pinecones. At iTrees.com, we pass on the impersonators; we think the best decoration for your lawn or home this season is nature itself. (more…)

  • "Working with iTrees made our landscaping experience so much easier! Since we didn't know much about design, they helped us place and plant the trees we bought online. Changing our home's yard was a breeze!"

    - Bridgette Miller

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    - Richard Powell

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