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NeighborWoods® Month Survey Reveals That Trees Grow Happier and Healthier Communities

LINCOLN, Neb., Sept. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alliance for Community Trees, a program of the Arbor Day Foundation encompassing a collective of local tree planting nonprofits, kicks off NeighborWoods Month ? the annual celebration of trees and green communities. Every October, tens of thousands of volunteers take action to improve neighborhoods across the country by planting and caring for trees. NeighborWoods Month supports local tree planting organizations and their efforts to make neighborhoods cleaner, greener and healthier. To illustrate the importance of trees in our communities, the Alliance for Community Trees commissioned the 2017 NeighborWoods Month Survey*, conducted by Wakefield Research. Key findings include:

Arbor Day Foundation. (PRNewsFoto/Arbor Day Foundation)

Trees bring benefits to not only community infrastructure but also the people who live there.

Trees affect home buying and business decisions.

"Given the findings, it's not surprising that people across the country have embraced NeighborWoods Month and are out there actively participating," said Dana Karcher, Alliance for Community Trees program manager. "The survey also told us that nearly three in four Americans are willing to get their hands dirty and plant trees in their community ? its truly remarkable to see this come to life during the month of October."

Tree planting isn't just for the young, and people are willing to invest more than just time.

"The Arbor Day Foundation's mission has always been to inspire people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees through our various programs," said Dan Lambe, president, Arbor Day Foundation. "It's exciting to see the hunger and want of Americans not only to get involved from a volunteer standpoint but also opening their wallets for the benefit of the greater good, through trees."

Fun Fact: When it comes to being social, trees are in demand.

NeighborWoods Month and volunteering opportunities are made possible by NASCAR Green, MetLife Foundation, DoubleTree by Hilton, and Procter & Gamble's Family Care brands: Puffs, Charmin and Bounty.

To learn about how to get involved in NeighborWoods Month events taking place in your area, please visit NeighborWoodsMonth.org.

*Methodological Notes
The Arbor Day Foundation Survey was conducted by Wakefield Research (www.wakefieldresearch.com) among 1,000 nationally representative U.S. adults ages 18+ between July 18 and 25, 2017, using an email invitation and an online survey. Quotas have been set to ensure reliable and accurate representation of the U.S. adult population 18 and older.

Results of any sample are subject to sampling variation. The magnitude of the variation is measurable and is affected by the number of interviews and the level of the percentages expressing the results. For the interviews conducted in this particular study, the chances are 95 in 100 that a survey result does not vary, plus or minus, by more than 3.1 percentage points from the result that would be obtained if interviews had been conducted with all persons in the universe represented by the sample.

SOURCE Arbor Day Foundation

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