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4 Ways Trees Add Value to Your Property

In this Angie's List article, Dan Powell, district manager of Davey's Naples office, tells readers the many different ways trees can add value to your property. 

Posted: Sept. 12, 2016 

Homeownership is a big investment. And when you decide to sell your property, making a profit is the no. 1 priority. 

There is an easy way to add value to your home now. In this case, money grows on trees. Simply add some trees to take your landscape design to the next level.

Besides increasing property values and creating a more desirable street on which to live, the benefits of trees are endless. Studies show trees improve health, lower anxiety, produce more sociable neighborhoods and more.

certified arborist can provide a free consultation to discuss how a well-maintained landscape will pay off for years to come. Here are four ways trees add value:

1. Lifetime of beauty

A mature tree can have an appraised value of between $1,000 and $10,000, according to the Council of Tree and Landscape Appraisers. It takes years for trees to reach mature size, so plant now and enjoy the trees’ benefits until it’s time to sell.

2. Seeing green with great ROI

Money magazine estimated that while kitchen or bathroom remodeling can bring a recovery value up to 125 percent, landscaping can bring up to a 200-percent return at selling time. Keep your yard in tip-top shape with the help of an arborist who can tell you how to properly maintain your trees.

3. Add visual interest to landscape

Many trees are valued for their hardiness, durability, adaptability, and overall desirability for sturdiness, low-maintenance or attractiveness. Japanese maples and dwarf conifers are among the most highly valued trees. Talk to an arborist who can identify the best and most valuable trees for your landscape.

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