Trees provide food and beautiful habitat for many animals, including ourselves. With their juicy fruits, trees can be a valuable source. Not only do they provide shade and food, but they absorb carbon dioxide and harmful gasses from the air while releasing oxygen. So, getting your tree off to a healthy start is of vital importance to ensure it will provide value to your property.
Plan Before You Plant
When it comes to tree and shrub planting, knowing what, when and how to plant can make a big difference. Our team will work to meet your short and long-term landscaping goals at the very beginning of your tree planting project.
When a tree is planted, you’ll need to make sure the soil is kept moist with the right amount of water and nutrients. Planning before planting will only help you to ensure the right tree is planted and maintained in your landscape. Having a plan in place will not only help you to evaluate any potential conflicts, such as utility lines, but it will also help you to fully map your goals for the property.
Trees and shrubs have value and can contribute to savings when properly planted and maintained. The Council of Tree and Landscape Appraisers say a mature tree can have an appraised value between $1,000 and $10,000.
Trees can also help you save on utility costs since they provide shade and covering from extreme wind. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, “Trees properly placed around buildings can reduce air conditioning needs by 30 percent and save 20 to 30 percent in energy used for heating.” But it’s not the tree alone that adds value to the property; it’s really the influence of a well-maintained landscape that makes an impact on that overall value.