Imagine yourself on a hot summer’s day outside enjoying your property. Now picture how much more enjoyable that experience would be if you were under the shade of a tree. Adding trees to your property not only adds the obvious benefits of shade, but many other benefits as well.
Trees can help reduce energy costs. The shade trees provide may cut down on cooling costs in the summer. If you don’t have as much sun coming through your windows, not as much heat is coming into your home. Therefore, if you plant trees strategically to block out the sun’s rays, you can effectively reduce cooling costs. Also, trees can act as wind barriers. If planted in the right location, trees can absorb and redirect wind, thus reducing the amount spent on heating your house.
Planting trees can create better air quality. Trees absorb CO2 and produce oxygen through photosynthesis. The CO2 is absorbed and with the help of water and light, is turned into food for the tree. Through this process extra oxygen is produced and released into the air. This is the oxygen we breathe.
Adding Property Value
The Arbor Day Foundation states that landscaping can add approximately 15 percent more value to a property; especially landscaping that incorporates mature trees. Trees beautify properties. Also according to the Arbor Day Foundation’s research, “83 percent of realtors believe that mature trees have a ‘strong or moderate impact’ on the sellability of homes listed for under $150,000; on homes over $250,000, this perception increases to 98 percent.” Adding trees to your property can make it look more established in its environment.
If you live in a neighborhood where houses are close, adding some trees can increase your privacy. Trees can act as a natural barrier between property lines. Trees also help to decrease noise. If you live in a busy area, planting may help reduce noise pollution.
If you’re interested in adding trees to your landscape in Lancaster, PA, contact us for a free estimate today at 717-898-0041.