Most people who own a home are constantly looking for new ways to increase its value. Making your property more valuable is important not just in case you decide to sell it down the line, but also so it’s a comfortable and enjoyable place for you and your family to live. One of the easiest ways to grow your equity? Grow some trees!
Studies have shown that having trees on your property can increase its value by as much as 20%—which is no small feat. Let’s take a look at the different benefits trees have to offer your home.
1) Boost Curb Appeal
Trees are a uniquely beautiful feature that will make your landscape more interesting and attractive. The more interesting and attractive your curb appeal is, the better first impression you’ll make on guests, passersby, and, eventually, potential buyers. People are willing to pay more money for a property with trees, as well as more likely to notice it to begin with.
2) Increase Privacy
Having trees on your property muffles noise coming from the street, neighboring houses, and other surrounding areas. Trees can also help keep your home out of view from the sources of this noise pollution (hedges can do this too!). Not only does this make you more comfortable in your home and on your property, but it also helps to deter criminals from seeing you as a good target.
3) Good for the Environment
Along with making your property greener in color, trees also make it “greener” in function. Trees have a positive impact on the environment as a whole and their surroundings especially. By absorbing carbon dioxide (which can be harmful in high levels) and producing oxygen, they improve air quality. Trees also provide shade in the summer and block wind in the winter, helping to conserve energy (and money) spent on heat and AC.
4) Landscape Protection
The tall, sturdy presence of trees around your home will act as a barrier to extreme weather and reduce the chances of damage on your property. Specifically, they reduce the risk of flooding from rain or snow by soaking up excess water. Stopping the spread of this storm runoff also helps keep it from polluting the rest of your landscape and nearby water sources.
Trees are a valuable addition to any property—but don’t just take our word for it. Enlist our team of tree planting specialists to adorn your landscape, so you can experience the many benefits of trees for yourself! Once they’re planted, our professionals can also help you maintain them over the years with our tree pruning services.
Contact us today to discuss your tree care and planting needs!