Click on any of the links below to go to a set of resources:

Below are tools and resources that can help you easily spread the word and share information about the importance of investing from the ground up. You should be able to easily download and print these on your own, but if you’d like to request a large quantity of any item to share with your community, let us know by email at investintrees@caufc.org.

Tools to Help Spread the Word

Infographic on the benefits to the community tree provide. English version.  Trees-make-life-better-infographic-EN
Trees-infographic-English
Infographic on the benefits to the community tree provide. Spanish version. Trees-make-life-better-infographic-SP

Trees-infographic-Spanish

Poster on the benefits to the community tree provide. English version.

Tree-Benefits-poster-English

Poster on the benefits to the community tree provide. Spanish version. Tree-Poster-SP

Tree-Benefits-poster-Spanish

 Infographic style fact sheet for households on the many ways trees create value and reduce costs for your home. English version.

IFGU home owners-English

Infographic style fact sheet for households on the many ways trees create value and reduce costs for your home. Spanish version.

IFGU home owners-Spanish

UPDATED – An infographic on saving water and trees. English version.

Drought Infographic-English

UPDATED – An infographic on saving water and trees.  Spanish version.

Drought Infographic-Spanish

An infographic on Helping Your Trees Survive Drought. English version.

Drought Infographic-English

An infographic on Helping Your Trees Survive Drought. Spanish version.

Drought Infographic-Spanish

Infographic Style fact sheet for business owners on the cost-efficient benefits to businesses of caring for neighborhood street trees. English version.

IFGU business owners-English

Infographic Style fact sheet for business owners on the cost-efficient benefits to businesses of caring for neighborhood street trees. Spanish version.

IFGU business owners-Spanish

Here are some additional tools to promote our campaign that require special ordering. Click here to email us your request!

  • Posters to post on windows or walls in your home, work or around the community to raise the campaign’s visibility.
  • Stickers to post in any number of places and share the campaign in a creative way.
  • A small brochure to share the story of the campaign and its importance to the community. It fits easily in your palm or wallet – take it anywhere you go to share with anyone you meet!
  • A tri-fold poster that can be printed at a variety of sizes and used to share some of the most impressive, yet little-known facts about the value of investing in our green spaces.

Facts and Figures

The first step in making any good investment is to do your homework! Check out the facts and resources we’ve provided in the different sections below to learn more about on the benefits of investing from the ground up. And if you’re interested in digging even deeper, follow the links we’ve provided at the end of each section.

The true value of this investment is one of the best-kept secrets in all of California. But we’d like to change that. If you see a fact you didn’t know, it’s likely few of your friends and neighbors know it either. So share them, whether it’s on Twitter, by email or just over a cup of coffee with a friend.

The more people know about the wide range of ways that our trees, parks and green spaces benefit our communities, the more they’ll support investing in them.

ALL CALIFORNIANS
Did you know that trees, parks and green spaces…

  • Improve neighborhood appeal: In urban areas, they attract more businesses, shoppers and homeowners.
  • Save millions in environmental benefits: Trees help clean our air and water, prevent flooding, reduce our energy use and help fight climate change—all services we would otherwise have to pay for.
  • Create jobs: Urban forestry employs more than 60,000 Californians.
  • Add nearly $4 billion to California’s bottom line: From manufacturing to the goods sold in nurseries to workers’ salaries, urban forestry added nearly $4 billion to our GDP in 2009.


Dive deeper into the research behind why and how investing from the ground up improves our economy, environment, health and safety, communities, businesses, homes and the health of our greenery.

HOMEOWNERS
Did you know that trees, parks and green spaces…

  • Increase your property value: Simply having trees on your street can increase property values by an average of $8,870.
  • Save you money on your energy bills: Proper landscaping can reduce air conditioning costs by up to 50%.
  • Make your street safer: Streets with trees have fewer run-off-the-road crashes and slower average car speeds.


Click here to find more of the latest data on how much more than just aesthetics your trees and green spaces contribute to the neighborhood and house you call home.

BUSINESS OWNERS
Did you know that trees, parks and green spaces…

  • Increase your business: Businesses on treescaped streets have been found to earn 20% higher income streams.
  • Bring in more customers, more frequently: Trees in shopping districts encourage customers to shop more often, linger longer and pay more for goods.
  • Make customers feel better about your goods and services: Retailers in districts with trees receive 30% higher ratings of their products’ quality.


Click here to get more facts about just how much of a boon to business trees, when properly cared for, can be.

URBAN FORESTRY PROFESSIONALS
Did you know that trees, parks and green spaces…

  • Provide a wide range of jobs: Urban forestry professions employ over 60,000 Californians.
  • Contribute to our bottom line: From manufactured goods to workers’ salaries, urban forestry added nearly $4 billion to our GDP in 2009.
  • Need better care: In one survey, 81% of respondents somewhat or strongly believed that tree topping was an acceptable tree care option.


Read more about the vital role that the urban forestry industry plays in our economy and in the health of our trees.

TREE OWNERS
Did you know that…

  • Pruning trees is crucial: Pruning in the first 2 to 8 years after planting a tree is vital to its eventual growth and health. In deciding when and how to prune your tree, it’s best to consult a professional since different tree species have different needs.
  • All you need is the 4x4x4 rule: When caring for a young tree, spread mulch in a 4-foot diameter around your tree, 4 inches away from the trunk and 2-4 inches deep.
  • Improper tree care is costly: Finding an ISA certified arborist can save you serious time and money later on down the road.

Click here to learn much more about how to properly cultivate the trees and greenery you’ve invested in so that you can reap the full rewards and avoid costly mistakes.