What are the costs of Urban Naturalization?
The annual cost for Urban Naturalization in Portland is $6.5 million. These funds are spent on
maintenance, cost of trees, repairs, and planting.
The city of Portland spends $4.6 million on street trees per year.
Urban Naturalization costs the public $3.3 million in funding, as well as countless hours of
How does Urban Naturalization effect our well-being?
Neighborhoods with trees have lower incidence of domestic violence and crime, and one front yard trees adds 1% to the property value.
Flowers and plants reduce anxiety, depression, worry, and agitation. They also strengthen compassion, boost energy, happiness, innovation, and enthusiasm.
Adding just 10 trees to a street has the same mood-boost effects as getting a $10,000 raise.
What is the value of Urban Naturalization?
Trees provide nearly $27 million of environmental and aesthetic benefits to urban environments in Portland.
In Portland, the park and street trees alone provide $9.8 million worth of air filtering and CO2 fixing services.
$13 million is saved in property resale values.
Roughly $750,000 is saved on energy costs because of Urban Naturalization
$11 million is saved on storm water processing fees per year.
2 million pounds
Trees are said to remove nearly 2 million pounds of pollutants annually.
For every 100 trees, nearly 53 tons of carbon, and 430 pounds of other pollutants are removed