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There are many environmental, aesthetic, and economic reasons to protect trees. Trees add to property value, both residential and commercial. Trees are beautiful. They soften the edges and bring green into the urban setting. Trees can frame views and create feelings of relaxation and comfort. They can add tremendously to a neighborhood’s quality of life. Trees provide huge environmental benefits.

One acre of trees can remove approximately 13 tons of dust and gases from the atmosphere each year. Trees help prevent soil erosion by slowing rainwater runoff, and also filter and purify the water, ensuring cleaner streams and lakes. Trees also provide habitat for birds and animals.

The City of Issaquah has been a Tree City USA since 1992!

Learn more about trees through our education, maintenance and removal pages. Also, you can nominate a tree to become one of our Heritage Trees!