How do the trees in your neighborhood impact your health?
Why is it important to assist Pennsylvania with federal funding for urban and community forestry programs?
was able to create a direct link between the number of urban trees and how individuals view their health.
Researchers revealed that living on a block with at least 10 trees improves community member's perception of health in ways comparable to an increase in annual personal income of $10,000 or being 7 years younger.
Feelings of financial security and overall well being decrease stress levels and provide for stronger communities.
TreePennsylvania receives funding from the US Forest Service to assist communities in creating healthier and more sustainable environments. Through administrative support, as well as our continued partnership with
Penn State Extension's Urban Forestry program
, our group of experts is able to provide ongoing and innovative educational community programs.
The current Federal Administration has proposed a significant reduction in the budget for Urban and Community Forestry programs throughout the nation.
The anticipated reduction, by
up to 50%
, would drastically and immediately impact TreePennsylvania's ability to provide vital services to Pennsylvania communities.
Please call or write your district’s Congress member (
) to emphasize the value of urban and community forestry and its value to you