When thinking about creating value in your landscape, think trees! Trees around your home can increase it’s value up to 20%, according to the Management Information Services. In fact, a mature tree can have a value of $1000-$10,000 (Council of Tree and Landscape Appraisers)!
Other than their natural beauty, trees provide many values to homeowners:
If you'd like to see the benefits that the trees in your yard are already providing you, you can access www.treebenefits.com. This site will show you how your tree saves you on energy costs, helps you retain storm water, balances your carbon footprint, and more! Check it out!
Jeff Ling is a Registered Consulting Arborist and Co-Founder of TreeMasters, Inc., a full service arbor-care company, located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. It services tree owners with scientific tree management services throughout Indiana, southern Michigan and western Ohio.