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Benefits of Urban Trees to Business Owners

Trees make businesses pleasant places to shop.

  • Increased spending – Shoppers will spend more in stores surrounded by trees than they will for identical items in stores without trees. Shoppers will also travel farther, stay longer, and visit more often when stores are surrounded by trees.
  • Increased consumer patronage – Shoppers prefer businesses with trees around their buildings and in their parking lots.
  • Higher occupancy rates – Offices surrounded by trees and landscaping have the highest occupancy rates.


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