Glendale has been a designated Tree City USA community for 19 years.
Home to more than 230,000 residents, Glendale is a playground for outdoor enthusiasts. With 40 miles of hiking trails and acres of parks, the city drives you to explore the outdoors. Don’t let the warm, dry climate discourage you from being outdoors, as you can take shade under any of the city’s 21,000 public trees. Glendale is also the home of two major sports venues: University of Phoenix Stadium and Gila River Arena.
Although Glendale is situated in the desert, it still places an importance on urban forestry. Glendale saves $116,728 in energy costs every year, and intercepts an approximate 1 million gallons of stormwater runoff annually equating to a saving of $37,000 in stormwater management costs. In addition, the trees in the city increase property value by $467,213, benefits that property owners enjoy.
Glendale’s urban forest provides more than $660,000 in economic benefits to the community.
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