Street Tree Benefits

The North by Northwest Neighborhood Initiative has planted roughly 300 street trees to date and completed a street tree GPS inventory of the 1200 trees total within our target neighborhoods. We still have a long way to go needing between 300-400 more trees to create completely tree lined neighborhoods.

Living on a tree-lined street raises the value of the homes on that street. Trees slow down cars by psychologically confining the drivers, trees can protect pedestrians from those cars, trees provide shade which cools the street, cars, sidewalks and eventually houses. Have you ever heard of Heat Islanding? Maybe not but have you noticed that it’s 10 degrees hotter here than out in the country? That’s the streets, houses and sidewalks radiating back that heat. Trees create air, absorb stormwater runoff etc.etc.etc.

New Trees waiting for their forever home on East Goepp Street DCNR Secretary presenting TreeVitalize check to Lehigh and Northampton Counties Less concrete.....good! Business facade enhanced with new trees on 4th Avenue New Trees take their place next to mature trees on 4th Ave. These 3 will provide some shade for walkers! New Trees on 5th Avenue Not much room on this part of Prospect Avenue but we squeezed one in. New Trees will help restore the tree canopy on Prospect. West Side Moravian gets some shade on that South facing side. Second Avenue was completely transformed with new trees.

In short, trees are good for the neighborhood. Insert research links here.

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