We all love trees, right? And their are so many benefits to having trees around. Studies have shown that office workers who can see trees outside their offices report a higher job satisfaction and overall health.
And on the economic side there's good news for businesses and home owners. People tend to frequent businesses with trees and other landscaping over those who don't have any.
And studies consistently show that trees improve property values. Companies that use lumber for building materials and hardwood flooring are turning to trees that mature faster, like eucalyptus.
In a managed forest these hardwood these hardwood trees can be harvested within 14 to 16 years compared to other hardwood forests where trees take twice as long to mature.
Many cities sponsor Adopt-a-tree programs, and this is how you can get involved, by planting and restoring trees in areas of your neighborhood and community that really need it. There are all kinds of programs you can find online.