Depending on the type, and strategic placement, trees can help reduce electric bills by providing shade and protection from wind. Tree also add resale value to a home.  

But can trees also be economic indicators for the streets they are on? Connecting Point’s Brian Sullivan finds out as he meets up with members of the Franklin Land Trust and the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition. Both organizations are in the middle of a three-year mass tree planting endeavor in Greenfield, Montague, and North Adams.