This indicator provides a measure of beautiful streetscapes and public spaces. The indicator identifies the number of trees planted, measured for the City of Houston. Tree plantings enhance aesthetic value, improve air quality, reduce stormwater runoff and provide natural habitats for wildlife. They also have aesthetic value and are a part of each community’s identity.
Note: Plan Houston's performance indicators are intended to inform the public and policy makers on the community's success at achieving Plan Houston's community goals. Identifying current performance is a first step; future steps could include tracking progress over time and establishing preferences on outcomes.