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How do Ag Quad tree benefits measure up?

Sample tree tag

Sample tree tag

Students in Creating the Urban Eden: Woody Plant Selection, Design, and Landscape Establishment (HORT/LA 4910/4920), taught by Nina Bassuk and Peter Trowbridge, measured tree diameters on the Ag Quad Tuesday. They will use the measurements to estimate the monetary benefits of each tree, which they’ll display on oversized tree tags attached to each tree during the week leading up to Arbor Day, April 26.

The students will use the National Tree Benefit Calculator, a simple-to-use online tool that estimates the environmental and economic benefits of street trees based on their location, size and species. Those benefits include:

  • Reduction in stormwater runoff
  • Increase in property value
  • Energy savings for heating and cooling
  • Improvements in air quality
  • Carbon dioxide sequestration

For more information about the calculator, visit: www.treebenefits.com/calculator

Below, ‘Urban Eden’ students Molly Fancler and John Crespo measure a tree on the Ag Quad to calculate the benefits that tree returns.

Below, ‘Urban Eden’ students Molly Fancler and John Crespo measure a tree on the Ag Quad to calculate the benefits that tree returns.

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