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Why cities love trees

They make our air cleaner

By cleaning up pollution, trees can fight climate change and improve the air we breathe. Each year, a single tree can turn 25kg of carbon into oxygen.

 

They help us cool down

Trees don’t just give us shelter. They release water vapour through their leaves, which can lower the air temperature by as much as 8°C.

 

They add value to cities

Studies show that trees have a positive impact on real estate, increasing the value of properties by as much as 20 per cent.

 

They bring in business

People enjoy spending time in beautiful places. By planting trees around local businesses, we can attract more visitors each year.

 

They’re great for our little neighbours

Trees are a welcome habitat for a range of birds and furry friends. They boost biodiversity by providing shelter and food.

 

They’re great for our health

Neighbourhood trees make for a healthier body and mind. Just looking at a tree cuts down stress, lowers blood pressure, and improves mood.

For more information, call the City of Hobart on 03 6238 2711.