Tree Learning Center
An abundant, healthy urban tree canopy increases property values, reduces storm water runoff and erosion, improves air quality and reduces energy used for heating and cooling. Every tree makes a difference! A single 8-inch-diameter red oak in a backyard in Wausau provides $51 worth of annual benefits, which will increase as the tree grows.
Discover the value of the benefits provided by individual trees around your home and in your community with the National Tree Benefit Calculator.
More resources on tree identification are also available.
Urban tree benefits
- Vibrant Cities Lab
- Green Cities: Good Health
- Urban Ecosystems and Social Dynamics, USFS PSW Research Station
- Urban Forests, Human Health and Environmental Quality, USFS Northern Research Station
- Human Dimensions of Urban Forestry and Urban Greening, University of Washington
- Landscape & Human Health Laboratory, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Selection, planting and caring
- Planting Site Assessment
- Choosing the Right Landscape Plants: Factors to Consider, UWEX
- Tree Choice and Care, Madison Gas & Electric
- Planting Trees: Your Guide to Planting the Right Tree in the Right Place, WE Energies
- New Tree Planting
- Proper Tree Pruning
- Tree and Shrub Care, UWEX
- Tree Owner's Manual for the Northeastern and Midwestern United States, USFS
- Trees Are Good
- New Tree Planting Poster