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Saturday, June 2, 2012

Trees and neighborhood quality

Through our work with Hike for KaTREEna, NorthWest Carrollton encourages planting TREES.

Trees reduce crime

Trees improve energy efficiency and fight the "heat sink effect" of urban areas

They slow traffic
The narrower the street, the slower the traffic.  Trees the effect of making the street feel narrow even when the surface area stays the same.
Parking your car properly ON the street instead of over the curb or sidewalk also SLOWS traffic down.

Trees improve air quality

Trees improve the quality of life in a neighborhood.
The same neighborhood without trees will be deemed (by humans walking or riding on the streets) as not as nice as one with trees.

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