Our impact is so much greater when we work together.
Planting a healthier Future
Growing a green workforce
conserving our forests
Healthy trees & forests are essential urban infrastructure.
Don't believe us?
Clean Air & Water.
A tree’s leaves and branches intercept airborne particulates and greenhouse gasses, like carbon dioxide, while circulating tons of oxygen back into the atmosphere. During a storm, a mature tree also acts as a sponge – absorbing and slowing down rainwater passing through its branches and soaking up Bay-bound pollutants in the ground with its roots.
By shading our homes and streets, breaking up urban “heat islands” and releasing water vapor into the air through their leaves, trees have the (super)power to cool the city by up to 10°F. Spending time in the presence of trees has also been shown to boost the immune system, lower blood pressure, and reduce anxiety among many other health benefits.
Green Careers & Cool Investments.
Citizens and local businesses alike enjoy the financial benefits of tree-lined streets. But who plants those trees and takes care of them to ensure they have a lasting impact? Since 2018, the Tree Trust has been engaging city residents in full-time, living wage employment opportunities and providing the professional training needed to excel in the growing urban forestry industry.