The Economic Benefits of Commercial Landscapes
- A study found 7% higher rental rates for commercial offices having highquality landscapes.
- Shoppers claim they will spend 9% to 12% more for goods and services in central business districts that have high quality tree canopies.
- Shoppers indicate they will travel a greater distance and a longer time to visit a district with a high-quality tree canopy and spend more time there once they arrive.
- Companies that provide their employees with interactions with nature also benefit. Research conducted showed that workers who could view nature from their desks had much better job and life satisfaction and better health.