Fun tree facts to know and tell

DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT TREES AND MONEY?

1. Consumers have a 12 percent higher willingness to pay for goods and services in retail areas that have streetscape greening such as street trees and sidewalk gardens.

2. Shade trees reduce yard watering by 80 percent.

3. Shade trees planted around your house can reduce air conditioning costs by 75 percent.

Think twice, tree times, before cutting down any tree! FS

(1. from: http://www.treesaregood.com/funfacts.aspx. 2. and 3. from: St. Aubin Nursery, 35445 Irene Rd., Kirkland, IL 60146, 815-522-3535 http://www.staubin.com/SALE.php)

From the Aug. 13-19, 2014, issue

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