Experiencing Centers 1 – Inviting Places

Street trees add beauty and make pleasant places to walk.

Street trees shade pedestrians, give human-sized scale, and connect urban dwellers with changing seasons and nature.

Street trees add beauty and make pleasant places to walk.

Because downtown success depends on the walking experience, street trees play an important role. Trees add beauty and provide a sense of enclosure that is human in scale. They also make downtowns more comfortable as they shade sidewalks in the summer and retain moisture. Photo credit: Matt Taecker.

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