To enjoy these benefits, communities must be willing to invest in the proper selection, planting, and maintenance of street trees. Poorly designed planting spaces, inappropriate species, and limited preventive maintenance contribute to unhealthy street trees and diminish their value for communities. However, research has shown that properly managed street trees provide up to $3 in annual benefits for every $1 invested in their care (McPherson et al. 2005).
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