The Benefits of Tree Planting

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Community tree planting is an opportunity for involvement and empowerment bringing all cultures, ages and genders together to work toward a common goal. Each February, The Woodlands Township, along with Environmental Services Department, invites the community to share the spirit of reforestation by volunteering to plant trees!

Did You Know? A 2015 study in the Journal of Scientific Reports found that “an additional ten trees on a given block corresponded to a 1% increase in how healthy nearby residents felt.” The lead researcher said “To get an equivalent increase with money, you’d have to give each household in that neighborhood $10,000 or make people 7 years younger!”

For more reasons to plant trees and to be thankful for forests, check out the graphic below or visit the American Forests website

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Reforestation must be an ongoing effort and that’s why the Township’s Forestry Division works year round to maintain the forest in our community.

The 3rd annual Community Tree Planting is scheduled for Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Footbridge Park in the Village of Creekside Park (7950 Creekside Green Drive). Visit the Township’s website for more information and to volunteer.

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