Studies have shown that residences with trees in the area can increase home values from 10% to 15% depending on the location. A study in Portland, Oregon showed increased values between $1,688 and $19,958. See the article HERE.
Benefits of trees include (other than the obvious aesthetic enhancements):
- Improve air quality
- Sequester carbon by absorbing carbon dioxide
- Increase oxygen in the air through photosynthesis
- Reduce storm water runoff and erosion by absorbing water through the root system and deflecting rain as it falls to the ground
- Trees cool the air through transpiration which is the releasing of water vapors through the leaves during hot weather
- Provide shade that cools buildings and saves cooling utility expenses, especially from shade trees planted on the southern and western sides of buildings
- Deciduous trees (those that lose their leaves each fall) provide both heating and cooling attributes because they provide shade in the summer but after they drop their leaves they allow sun light penetration onto buildings in the winter which helps in warming and reducing heating expenses
- Well placed evergreen trees act as wind breaks which also can help reduce heating costs
- Trees can help shade and protect pavements and other hardscapes from the degrading effects of the sun, which can help reduce replacement and maintenance costs
- Trees can block unwanted views
- Recent studies have shown stress reduction, shorter healing times for people, and improved behavior in children from settings with trees
Questions? Contact Premier Property Management at (877) 208-4570 or visit our website.
Source: James Dean, CT Licensed Arborist, White Oak Tree & Landscape