Healthier Urban Areas
Trees have been proven to boost mood and well-being, increase healing time of humans, reduce crime and even add to the overall health of the economy in the areas which they are planted.
Trees improve mental health and well-being.
Scientific studies have shown that trees significantly improve human mental and physical health. In fact, employees with views of trees, for example, have been found to like their job more and enjoy better health. Trees for workers have even been linked to less absenteeism and greater productivity.
Trees instill feelings of pride.
Trees increase property value and build pride in a neighborhood or area. Planting trees can transform environments and even change attitudes. Areas with new trees have inspired residents to improve in other aesthetic areas like planting flowers or tending lawns and painting houses, improving the overall look and feel of the area. Planting trees have been linked to increased property values of 10-15% and neighborhoods with lots of trees have even been shown to report less crime.
Trees impact economic viability.
Scientists have linked the retail environment with shopper activity finding that shoppers prefer natural views, and tend to frequent shopping areas with more trees and landscaping. In fact, survey show that three out of four customers prefer to shop in places that are well-landscaped with trees. Today’s shopper pursue shopping experiences that offer social and memorable experiences in which trees have been linked to helping create the kind of shopping environments that are desirable.
Trees improve commercial value.
Trees have been shown to have a positive impact on the value of commercial property as well. Most commercial real estate appraisers believe trees boost property sales as they contribute to overall commercial value. Commercial areas with trees have been found to enjoy higher occupancy and rental/lease rates when compared to identical properties that lack landscaping and trees on the property.
"In laboratory research, visual exposure to settings with trees has produced significant recovery from stress within five minutes, as indicated by changes in blood pressure and muscle tension."—Dr. Roger S. Ulrich Texas A&M University"Trees can be a stimulus to economic development, attracting new business and tourism. Commercial retail areas are more attractive to shoppers, apartments rent more quickly, tenants stay longer, and space in a wooded setting is more valuable to sell or rent."—The Arbor Day Foundation
Select SustainablePlus Trees provide all of these benefits and more.
Selected to thrive in the urban environment, Select SustainablePlus Shade Trees are proven to be drought tolerant, disease and insect resistant, make efficient use of nutrients and water, and grow at a healthy, vigorous rate. Select SustainablePlus Shade Trees are root cloned from superior genetics, cultured in an extreme nursery environment, and are proven to grow at the same rate, reach the same height, and leaf and color at the same time. Select Sustainable Trees are predictable and dependable large, shade landscape specimens.