The Real Urban Forest — Economic, Environmental, and Social Benefits of Trees in the City

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Pop quiz. What’s more important to a community’s quality of life — the built infrastructure of buildings and streets, or the green infrastructure of trees, shrubs, and plants? You could argue it either way, but there’s no denying the role trees in particular play in a city. From softening the aesthetics of development to cooling streets and buildings to filtering air pollution, trees make everything better. Let’s dive into the economic, environmental, and social benefits of trees in the city. Economic Benefits

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Greenifed City Blocks

To celebrate city life, the intention to include the green life balance is a consistent focus for San Franciscans. The folks of Friends of the Urban Forest, who tirelessly dedicate skills, resources and time to bring more of Mother Nature to the streets, have chosen to celebrate 2014 Earth Day with a gift to neighbors. Careful city planning and drought resistant plant selections have transformed 969 square feet of concrete into beautiful gardens. The 500 block of Broderick Street in

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Sunset Boulevard Greenway Project

  Happy Earth Day! A trend is forming in San Francisco. Originating in the Outer Mission and approved in The Castro, The Sunset District has secured resident’s support of San Francisco Public Utilities Company’s storm water improvement project. Both SFPUC and local property values will benefit from the funding allotted to the improvement of sidewalk landscapes. To conquer “Greening” the environment, the beautification and storm control of The Sunset neighborhood began in early April. Initiative leader Supervisor Katy Tang of

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