BENEFITS OF TREES TO PHOENIX
Phoenix has about 3.16 million trees, both native and introduced varieties, providing a 10 percent canopy, with a planned goal of increasing that canopy percentage to 25 percent by 2030.
• Air quality: Trees store 305,000 tons of carbon and remove 35,400 tons of carbon from the air each year. Trees remove enough carbon to offset 10,412 cars annually. Oxygen production is 89,200 tons annually.
• Pollution removal: Trees intercept 1,770 tons of air pollution annually.
• Stormwater runoff: Trees reduce runoff by 91.7 million cubic feet annually
• Energy use: Trees reduce energy-related costs from residential buildings by $22.9 million annually
• Provide shade: Trees account for 9 percent shade within the city, equivalent to 107,186,640 umbrellas or 186,000 football fields
• Combined value from listed benefits: $40.25 million annually.