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Trees

The net cooling effect of a young, healthy tree is equivalent to ten room-size air conditioners operating 20 hours a day. 
---U.S. Department of Agriculture
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If you plant a tree today on the west side of your home, in 5 years your energy bills should be 3% less. In 15 years the savings will be nearly 12%.
---Dr. E. Greg McPherson, Center for Urban Forest Research
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A mature tree can often have an appraised value of between $1,000 and $10,000.
---Council of Tree and Landscape Appraisers
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In one study, 83% of realtors believe that mature trees have a ‘strong or moderate impact’ on the salability of homes listed for under $150,000; on homes over $250,000, this perception increases to 98%. 
---Arbor National Mortgage & American Forests
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Landscaping, especially with trees, can increase property values as much as 20 percent.
---Management Information Services/ICMA
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Trees properly placed around buildings can reduce air conditioning needs by 30 percent and can save 20–50 percent in energy used for heating.
---USDA Forest Service