URBAN FOREST BENEFITS 

An urban forest consists of the trees in a city's parks, private properties, nature preserves, wetlands, streets, and open spaces. Urban forests are measured by their canopy, which is the area covered by a tree's branches and leaves when viewed from above. Urban canopy is measured though aerial surveys and expressed as a percentage. In 2014, the city of San Diego found the urban canopy coverage within the city limits was 13%.

Click on the boxes below to learn more about some of the environmental and community benefits that urban forests provide.

WATER 
CONTROL
WILDLIFE HABITATS
CARBON REMOVAL
SOCIAL BENEFITS
HEALTH
BENEFITS
SOIL CONSERVATION
ENERGY
CONSERVATION
COMMUNITY ENRICHMENT
AIR
QUALITY
REAL
ESTATE
NOISE REDUCTION
BUSINESS BENEFITS

GROWING SAN DIEGO'S URBAN FOREST

Tree San Diego is a nonprofit dedicated to increasing the quality and density of

San Diego County’s urban forest for the benefit of people, the environment, and the future.

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