1. Lifetime of beauty
A mature tree can have an appraised value of between $1,000 and $10,000, according to the Council of Tree and Landscape Appraisers. It takes years for trees to reach mature size, so plant now and enjoy the trees’ benefits until it’s time to sell.
2. Seeing green with great ROI
Money magazine estimated that while kitchen or bathroom remodeling can bring a recovery value up to 125 percent, landscaping can bring up to a 200-percent return at selling time. Keep your yard in tip-top shape with the help of an arborist who can tell you how to properly maintain your trees.
3. Add visual interest to landscape
Many trees are valued for their hardiness, durability, adaptability, and overall desirability for sturdiness, low-maintenance or attractiveness. Japanese maples and dwarf conifers are among the most highly valued trees. Talk to an arborist who can identify the best and most valuable trees for your landscape.
4. Cool shade equals energy savings
To see a return on investment before you sell, plant trees to reduce heating and cooling costs. Trees are known for shade and reducing energy bills.
The American Power Association estimates that effective landscaping can reduce a home cooling bill by as much as 50 percent a year.
Trees planted on the north and northwest sides of your property create a wall against cold winter winds and cut heating costs by up to 30 percent a year.
Start by having a Princeton Tree Care evaluate your property this season and watch your money grow on trees!