Municipalities Save Money on Road Repairs

Planting trees along paved urban roads creates shade to help reduce ground level temperatures, and increase asphalt longevity. When asphalt gets heated by the sun over longer periods of time, especially under high Canadian summer temperatures, it tends to break down faster requiring more frequent maintenance.

Trees provide an important cooling effect ensuring that streets remain in better condition longer, saving the community on maintenance costs. Plus, they provide the added benefit of shade over pedestrian walkways.

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Charles R. Hall, Madeline W. Dickson. 2011. Economic, Environmental, and Health/Well-Being Benefits Associated with Green Industry Products and Services: A Review.

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