An average size tree produces enough oxygen in one year to keep a family of four breathing.
Three trees planted in the right place around buildings can cut air-conditioning costs up to 50 percent.
Trees increase the value of property. Houses surrounded by trees sell for 18-25 percent higher than houses with no trees.
Trees generate jobs and contribute raw materials for buildings, newspapers, books and more than 15,000 other forest products. Trees are renewable, biodegradable and recyclable. Wood by-products become such products as vitamins, plastics, vanilla flavoring, photographic film, toothpaste and medicines.
By planting 20 million trees, the earth and its people will be provided with 260 million more tons of oxygen. Those same 20 million trees will remove 10 million tons of CO2.
Trees provide shelter and food for wildlife such as birds, squirrels, and bugs. Groves of trees provide food and cover for larger mammals, such as raccoons and deer.
Trees make people feel good. Workers are more productive when they see trees along their commute routes and from their office windows.
Hospital patients who have a view of trees heal faster, use fewer pain medications, and leave the hospital sooner than patients with a view of a brick wall. Patients with a view of trees spend 8 percent fewer days in the hospital.
Consumers are willing to spend more money in shopping districts with trees. They are willing to pay more for products purchased in a shopping district with trees. Those same shoppers also say they are willing to stay longer and rate the products and stores as higher quality in a shopping district with the trees.
Trees in the landscape relax us, lower heart rates, and reduce stress.
Apart of what we do here W-Stats Tree Arborists is that we focus on educating the public on the purpose for taking care of our world. Specifically, we focus on making sure that trees are protected and planted. We have joined with the Arbor Day Foundation to better help educate those around us with the importance of what we are doing. Our partnership has been thriving and it has enabled us to be a better organization as we try draw attention to the needs of our communities.
Here are some reasons for why we need trees:
Trees clean our air.
Trees help with our health.
Trees provide us with oxygen.
Trees help with our drinking water.
Trees help with cooling of the temperature.
Trees reduce effects of climate change.
Trees save energy.
Trees help animals.
Trees increase property value.
As you can see, there are tons of reasons why we should bring more awareness to everyone with regards to making sure we are taking care of this valuable commodity. With this in mind, we are joining together with River City Tree Service to challenge everyone who is living in Richmond VA to plant 1 tree a year. This means that every year they would plant over 200,000 trees. This is a test case study to see if we can begin implementing this approach in other areas of the country. We believe if local cities begin to take this on as a part of their vision for their city and neighborhoods, then we will not having any problems moving forward with the loss of trees in our community. Would you join with us to raise awareness in this city? Would you be willing to raise awareness in your own city? We are constantly looking for volunteers to help us.
We are so glad to announce that W-Stats is back up and running. We have been working without our website for about 5 years. During this time, we have been collecting data with regards to tree resources and how trees within the U.S. are functioning. We offer invaluable resources for what areas need a greater tree population and what areas need to be cleaned out and planted again. If you would like to be apart of what we are doing, then please feel free to contact us to see how you can support our endeavors.