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  • Writer's pictureRussell Fey

How Trees Improve The Value Of Your Home

Florida Home With Landscaping

Whether you’re new to the home-ownership business, or you’ve been around for a while, you likely know what you’re looking for. Home-ownership is a significant investment and preserving your investment by adding value to your home and property in various ways will be to your advantage in both owning and selling.

Landscaping and trees: What’s the appeal?

You’ve likely seen properties that are devoid of any landscaping design or foliage. They are not attractive to look at, even less appealing to consider owning something that looks barren. The addition of trees on your property can exponentially raise its value while providing lush greenery that is pleasing to the eye.

Well-manicured lawns with mature trees that provide privacy not only net higher sale prices but also sell more quickly than properties without landscape design. Yards such as these provide curb appeal to buyers even before they step onto the property; here are some additional ways that well-cared-for trees will add value and “life” to your home:

  1. Trees provide decades of beauty and value. The value of mature trees can be appraised anywhere from $1000 to $100,000, depending on their size, age, and condition. While it may take years for a tree to reach its full glory, you can enjoy its beauty and shade for years as it reaches full bloom.

  2. Trees provide a great return on investment. Kitchen and bathroom remodeling can indeed bring in some serious coin at selling time. Still, strategic planning and placement of some stellar landscaping can have nearly a 200 percent return on investment. Keeping your yard and trees in tip-top shape with the help of a qualified arborist will ensure that you get top billing for your home and property.

  3. Trees add visual interest to a landscape design concept. Many trees are valued for their durability, their hardiness, and the fact that they are relatively low maintenance. Considering a tree’s attractiveness across all seasons and incorporating different colors, styles, and shapes will add visual appeal to your landscape. Many landscape design companies can make recommendations on what types of trees will thrive on your property, as well as how to care for them to get the most bang for your buck.

  4. Trees provide valuable protection to your home. Surrounding your home and property with strong, sturdy trees is a bit of extra protection against the elements. High winds, large hail, driving rain, and even harsh sun can damage the exterior of your home. Having well-placed trees throughout your yard will help break up Mother Nature’s onslaught, saving your siding, windows, shingles, and other aspects of your home’s exterior.

  5. Trees help to heat and cool your home more efficiently. Planting trees to reduce heating and cooling costs is simply smart money management. Well-placed landscape pieces can make as much as a 50 percent reduction of your monthly energy bill; this is a significant savings that you can use to improve other aspects of your home. Talk to a professional about the types of trees that can grow well in your area, helping to reduce your energy costs.

Caring for your trees

Protecting the value of your home includes caring for your landscape and trees. If you haven’t given thought or attention to them lately, maybe it’s time you considered setting up a professional assessment from a trained arborist. At Fey and Sons, we work in all aspects of tree care---planting, care, and maintenance---that allows your trees to grow, flourish, and make an excellent addition to your property. Contact us for a no-obligation inspection of your trees today; we will provide you with valuable tips and suggestions for maintaining your trees' health for years to come. Visit for more information.

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