The Morton Arboretum works toward a greener, healthier, more beautiful world by conserving and caring for trees in urban areas as well as in wild forests. It’s not only for trees’ own sake, but because they provide many concrete benefits for people and society.
To help us, trees need our care—planting, mulching, pruning, and watering. But it's worth it: Researchers have studied the benefits of trees and determined that for every $1 we invest annually in trees, we get about $2.70 back in benefits.
Here are some of the ways trees make life better for people: