Date Last Edited: 08/24/2001
Hawaii Cooperative Extension Service
Research has shown:
A well-maintained landscape adds 7 to 14% to the value of a residential property.
The single, largest, contributing factor to the selection of a retirement community is the quality of the grounds.
That a view of trees may reduce the recovery time in the hospital after surgery by almost a full day.
That interior plantscapes can provide a 7 to 1 return on the annual dollar investment at tourist sites.
The quality of the plant material in a community contributes to the feeling of satisfaction in living in that community.
Over 88% of American feel that trees and flowers in a city are important beyond their beauty and pleasing appearance.
Over 40% of Americans find that being around plants make them feel calmer and more relaxed, a particularly valuable attribute in cities today as tension reduces worker productivity.
Landscape design and proper maintenance play a significant role in perceived and real security as related to crime prevention.
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