$6,500,000 - The annual cost for Urban Naturalization in Portland is $6.5 million. These funds are spent on maintenance, cost of trees, repairs, and planting.
$4,600,000 - The city of Portland spends $4.6 million on street trees per year.
$3,300,000 - Urban Naturalization costs the public $3.3 million in funding, as well as countless hours of volunteer work.
$27,000,000 - Trees provide nearly $27 million of environmental and aesthetic benefits to urban environments in Portland.
$980,000 - In portland, the park and street trees alone provide $980,000 worth of air filtering and CO2 fixing services.
$13,000,000 - $13 million is saved in property resale values.
$750,000 - Roughly $750,000 is saved on energy costs because of Urban Naturalization
$11,000,000 - $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.
53 tons - For every 100 trees, nearly 53 tons of carbon, and 430 pounds of other pollutants are removed annually.
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.