An urban forest is a forest or a collection of trees that grow within a city, town or a suburb. There are over 130 million acres of America’s forests located in our cities and towns. In the greater Las Vegas area, there are well over 100,000 trees of over 250 different species that grace our streets, boulevards, parks and metro areas.
Close to 81% of the U.S population lives in urban areas, and while the aesthetic values of urban forests might be eye-catching and attractive, urban forests provide numerous essential services to the people who live in those areas. The benefits of urban forests include the filtering of air, water and sunlight, provide recreational areas, reduced energy use, and increase human health and well-being.
The care and management of an urban forest has its challenges. However, First Choice Tree Service takes pride in partnering with local municipalities to work together to maintain the health and beauty of the trees that enhance our community. Another reason why First Choice Tree Service is always your best choice!
Sources: Las Vegas Review Journal, U. S. Department of Forestry