Trim Those Trees for a Nice ROI on Your Home

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Regardless of where you live, there’s little doubt that trees add a lot of character to your property. On top of that, trees can also add value to your home. For example, one statistic referenced by the Arbor Day Foundation suggests trees can be worth up to $10,000 each. Other data described by HGTV note home values can soar up to 19 percent with help from mature trees amid a nice yard. That’s a staggering return on investment!

If you are hoping to build on your home’s value this spring, we encourage you to think about the benefits of investing in the trees already on your property. As tree-lovers ourselves, we are always eager to hear about families that hire experts such as our team to plant new trees and shrubs to make their yard look beautiful. Yet in addition to adding new elements to a landscape, care for existing plants can go a long way toward creating a stunning property.

Many options exist for nurturing mature trees, so we’ll touch on just a few here to give you some perspective. The first is to take inventory of existing trees to ensure decaying or rotting portions are addressed and the long-term health of the tree is stabilized.

Second, consider what tree-trimming can do to make your trees stand out once again. Trees have a tendency to grow and fill out over time, meaning periodic care is needed — sort of like an arboreal hair cut. Hire professionals who have the equipment and the expertise required to get the job done at an affordable rate and within the timeframe that fits your schedule.

Finally, understand the benefits that might come from keeping some mature trees and removing others. Whether you plan to add a wing to your house or to install a pool when the weather warms up, there are a variety of good reasons to retire trees. Professional landscapers can help you make the right decision and can even help you identify locations to plant new trees in their place.

Whether it’s fall or spring or any season, there’s never a bad time to put extra thought into caring for your trees. With the beauty, shade and environmental benefits they provide, it’s the least we can do to ensure that they live a great life — and that your home and yard are better for it.

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