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U.S. Trees Save Billions Each Year In Reduced Energy Costs

Source: Rachel Dovey, “How the Tree Outside Your Window Helps You Save Money,” Next City; David J. Nowak, Nathaniel Appleton, Alexis Ellis, Eric Greenfield, “Residential building energy conservation and avoided power plant emissions by urban and community trees in the United States,” Urban Forestry & Urban Greening

Syracuse, NY (January 23, 2017) – Trees, which already clean up the air and guard against soil erosion, also help cities cut down on both money and emissions by providing shade and blocking strong winds around buildings.

Those are among the findings of a new study from a group of USDA Forest Service scientists published in Urban Forestry and Urban Greening, which estimates that the U.S. supply of city trees saves close to $7.8 billion in reduced energy costs each year.

Trees Make Sense: Read the article here