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DEVELOPERS

If you have any questions about the use of Ponderosa Pine or would like to contact us about having Ponderosa Pine seedlings planted on your project at no cost to you, please feel free to email us at mail@spokaneponderosa.com.

 

Advantages of Incorporating Ponderosa Pine Into Your Projects:

 

Lowers Costs:

  • Ponderosa Pine reduce long term landscape maintenance, increasing long term project profitability when compared to non-native tree species.
  • Recent surveys show that 9 of 10 real estate appraisers believe trees boost sales and add value. Large trees = 3% to 15% increase to home value.
  • Commercial areas with trees have higher occupancy & rental/lease rates.
  • Increased consumer patronage and spending. People travel farther for shopping areas with a tree canopy.
  • Research shows a 10 year increase in asphalt pavement life when shaded.
  • Storm water absorption of Ponderosa Pine alone in a study of public trees saves the City of Spokane $210,149 per year in mitigation through rain interception and storage, thereby reducing the need for additional stormwater infrastructure.
  • Our Ponderosa Pine urban forest provides environmental, economic, and health benefits that improve productivity.
  • Adjacent trees provide a reduction in building heating and cooling cost.
  • Few Pest.
     

Builds community:

  • Ponderosa Pine contribute to the unique look of Spokane County.
  • Incorporating existing trees into site plans provides a feeling of establishment.
  • Many of Spokane County’s most popular residential areas retained Ponderosa Pine.
  • Retaining and planting Ponderosa Pine in development projects ties the project to the area’s unique look and local feel.
  • Local projects that remove or otherwise have no Ponderosa in their plant pallet typically look like they could be from any city in the country (“Anywhere USA”).
     

Environmentally sustainable:

  • Ponderosa Pine is Spokane County’s Primary Native Tree.
  • Thrives in our environment.
  • Ponderosa Pine provide the advantages of a large tree species without supplemental watering, fertilizer, or insecticides once established.
  • Drought resistant species.
  • No irrigation required after two years on new trees.
  • Ponderosa Pine provide food and habitat for native wildlife.
  • Approved for storm pond and swale planting in the city of Spokane.
  • Approved City of Spokane street tree.
  • Provides erosion control.
  • Improves our water quality.
  • Fire resistant.
     

Offers aesthetic and creative experiences:

  • Spokane County is home to a myriad of recreation opportunities in our indigenous pine forests and open spaces.
  • The Ponderosa Pine is synonymous with the region and its natural beauty.
  • Ponderosa Pine provide year round aesthetic quality.
     

Enables people and communities to function more effectively:

  • Ponderosa Pine require less water than non-native tree species freeing up our aquifer for other uses.
  • Research shows a 10 year increase in asphalt pavement life when shaded.
  • Storm water absorption of Ponderosa Pine alone in a study of public trees saves the City of Spokane $210,149 per year in mitigation through rain interception and storage, thereby reducing the need for additional stormwater infrastructure.
  • Our Ponderosa Pine urban forest provides environmental, economic, and health benefits that improve productivity.
     

Promotes public health and well-being:

  • A mature tree canopy reduces our urban heat island.
  • Health benefits include a faster recovery time from illness and surgery when viewing trees.
  • The root systems of Ponderosa Pine stabilize soil thereby protecting our rivers & streams.
  • Ponderosa Pine absorb air and soil pollution.
  • Our urban forest helps our air quality through the absorption of CO2.

 

Benefits of Trees:

 

The benefits of urban forests to citizens include heightened recreational and cultural opportunities, energy conservation, improved stormwater management, enhanced biodiversity, plant and animal enrichment, increased environmental educational opportunities, and higher economic and property values.

 

Benefits of Trees, National Arbor Foundation; The value of trees to a community

Benefits of Trees, Treelink; Links to articles on the benefits of trees

The Benefits of Urban Trees, Urban and Community Forestry: Improving Our Quality of Life, Forestry Report R8-FR 17/USDA Forest Service

Greenbacks in the Greenery: Never Forget the Economic Value of Trees, Parks and Open Spaces, by Catherine Benotto of Weber + Thompson, Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, April 18, 2002

Trees Mean Business: Trees and the Retail Landscape, Kathleen L. Wolf, Mainstreet News, No. 263, August 2009

Values of Urban Trees - A Technical Guide to Urban and Community Forestry, US Forest Service, Saint Paul Field Office - Includes methods of inventory and appraisal.

Nature and Consumer Environments, a list of studies looking at the effects of trees and landscape on patronage to retail businesses.

 

Municipal Guidelines:

 

See a list of Local Municipal Plans and Policies here.

 

Useful Links:

 

American Society of Landscape Architects

American Society of Landscape Architects, Washington Chapter

International Society of Arboriculture

The American Society of Consulting Arborists

U.S. Green Building Council

Washington Association of Landscape Professionals

 


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