IDEAS For Us | March 14, 2016

3 Ways Trees Bring People Together

  • Trees add unity. Historically, trees have been known to serve as a meeting place for special gatherings or events. Certain trees would be selected for such an honor based on their appearance or position within the community. Trees also have the ability to serve as a community landmark, contributing to civic pride.
  •  Tree plantings encourage involvement. Tree planting events often encourage civic involvement and empowerment all while improving a community’s quality of life. Better quality of life allows people to give back to their communities. It’s a never ending cycle of people working together for a cause that will benefit both themselves and future generations.
  • Trees reduce violence. Research shows that violent crimes happen less in areas where trees are abundant. Trees and other forms of landscape help to significantly reduce the fears of community members. **