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NeighborWoods® Month Survey Reveals Importance Of Trees To Homeowners
Every October, tens of thousands of volunteers take action to improve neighborhoods across the country by planting and caring for trees. NeighborWoods Month supports local tree planting organizations and their efforts to make neighborhoods cleaner, greener and healthier. To illustrate the importance of trees in our communities, the Alliance for Community Trees, a program of the Arbor Day Foundation, commissioned the 2016 NeighborWoods Month Survey, conducted by Wakefield Research. (PRNewsFoto/Arbor Day Foundation)
Lincoln, NE, October 6, 2016 – In honor of October’s NeighborWood® Month and to illustrate the importance of trees in communities, the Alliance for Community Trees commissioned the 2016 NeighborWoods Month Survey, conducted by Wakefield Research. Responses support the fact that Americans value both the economic and environmental benefits of trees in their neighborhoods.
Key findings include:
Americans will pay more for a house with trees:
- 88 percent of people surveyed would pay more for a house with trees in the yard compared to a house without trees.
- On average, Americans pay 18 percent more for a house with trees in the yard.
- Nearly 2/3 of Americans (63 percent) would never buy a house that didn’t have trees in the yard.