How Trees Can Affect Property Value
Is it worthwhile to invest money on tree maintenance on your property? Recent studies indicate that the answer is “yes,” not just for the many advantages that trees give while you live in your house, but also for the value of your property. If you decide to sell your home in the future, you will most likely get a better selling price if you have mature, healthy trees.
In this essay, we will discuss why it is important to manage your trees, including:
•How healthy trees boost the value of your home,
•Trees that boost a home’s curb appeal,
•What type of return on investment (ROI) does tree upkeep provide?
•The sorts of tree work that may have the most influence on the value of your house, as well as what you need know to ensure it’s done properly, and the few circumstances when trees can reduce your property value – and how to avoid this.
Continue reading to find out more!
How much do healthy trees add to the value of a property?
Healthy, mature trees that are properly planted may not only give shade, wind protection, and/or privacy, but they can also increase the value of your property.
Homebuyers prefer houses with trees than those without. They favor houses with bigger, healthier trees in particular.
In average, a property with trees should anticipate a 7% price gain over one without. Trees have a greater influence on property value in high-income areas, with an average price rise of 10% to 15%.
What effect do trees have on curb appeal?
Have you ever heard the phrase “initial impressions are everything?” This is true for both houses and individuals. And curb appeal – or the lack thereof – is the first thing that might entice a prospective purchaser and create a lasting impression.
While renovated kitchens and baths are lovely, others argue that the money would be better spent on landscaping surrounding a property. This involves keeping existing trees healthy and well-maintained.
What is the return on investment (ROI) for tree service?
•Here are some cold, hard statistics to persuade you of the value of a well-kept yard, especially your trees.
•According to a Clemson University research, homeowners obtain a 100% OR MORE return on their landscaping investment.
•Another research compared the actual selling prices of properties with “curb appeal” to those without extensive trees or landscaping. The findings were even more compelling: increased curb appeal may increase a property’s value by up to 17%!
•How about this Smart Money Magazine quote? “By investing 5% of your home’s worth in the construction of a quality, low-maintenance landscape, you may increase the resale value by 15%, earning back 150% or more of your landscaping investment.”
•”Trees are a terrific investment in a landscape design, gaining in value as soon as they are planted,” according to the Wall Street
•Journal. Trees may contribute values in the range of 5% to 20%. Landscape investments are completely returned, and in some cases increased, as real estate prices rise.”
•Trees are a simple yet cost-effective approach to increase the value of your property. According to a research done by the United States
Forest Service, planting a tree (such as a maple) in your front yard may boost the perceived worth of your property by $9,000! And since that research was conducted a few years ago, the worth of a healthy tree has undoubtedly increased.
“The statistics don’t lie,” as another well-known adage goes. And all of the statistics point to the many advantages of planting and caring for trees in your yard.
Can trees ever reduce the value of a home?
Trees may have a detrimental impact on the perceived (or real) value of a house in some situations.
Because the trees have not been well-kept.
For example, if a tree seems to be decaying or dead, prospective homeowners will perceive it as a disaster waiting to happen. Remove any potentially hazardous trees as soon as possible.
While you should never overprune a tree, if your trees and landscaping haven’t been properly manicured in a while, your yard may seem overgrown. Plants and trees that are overgrown or crowded might impede prospective buyers’ views of the property and make it harder for the photographer to capture images that highlight the home’s finer aspects on the listing.
Invasive plants or trees that are not native to our region may also have a negative influence on prospective purchasers. Non-native trees often experience additional challenges due to our environment, pests, and diseases. Invasive trees may swiftly take over our native trees, and their root systems are typically invasive.
Invasive roots that damage sidewalks, driveways, or foundations may reduce the value of your home or frighten off potential purchasers.
Improperly trimmed trees, such as topped trees, reflect poorly on the residence as a whole. Topped trees have weak limbs that are more prone to break or fall, and the majority of topped trees do not seem healthy, safe, or…normal.
What sorts of tree upkeep might increase the value of your home?
There are several tree care services available that may help you boost the value of your house over time. But, if we were to choose the most significant ones, they would be those concerning safety and attractiveness, such as:
• new tree planting,
• dead, damaged, or dying trees removed,
• trees correctly maintained for form, safety, and general health
• frequent inspections to spot anything incorrect before it affects your trees
Plant some trees.
If you don’t have many trees or have just had to remove one or more, planting now (ideally in the autumn) means you’ll have a partly grown tree in a few years! And a promising tree is preferable to none at all.
We don’t propose planting another tree in the same area if you previously removed one.
Here are some pointers to help you choose and plant the ideal tree for your property.
•How to Select the Best Tree for Your Yard in Northern Virginia
•Selecting the Best Location for Your New Tree
•Tree planting recommendations for healthy trees
•Trees that are dead or dying should be removed.
Just as beautiful, healthy trees may increase the value of a house, sickly, dying trees can lower its value. Remove any dead or dying trees, as well as the tree stump, as soon as feasible.
Here’s what you need to know about tree removal to ensure a safe and professional job.
•When is it time to chop down a tree?
•How much does it cost to have a tree removed?
•Why and when should you not chop down a tree on your own?
•Everything about stump grinding (complete FAQs)
Plan regular tree pruning
When done properly, several pruning procedures may maintain your trees healthy and bright. To learn more about maintenance pruning, contact us now.
Pruning your trees properly may make all the difference. Here are some other resources to help you learn more.
•Ten things to ask before chopping down overgrown trees
•The optimum season for tree cutting or trimming
•What should you do if tree branches come into contact with electricity lines?
•Everything you need to know about trimming fruit trees in Northern Virginia.
Get a Tree Consultation from a Professional
•Schedule a tree consultation to avoid future problems. A tree specialist may identify any issues, provide advice on tree selection and •planting, and propose tree work that will enhance your property.
•What if I don’t intend to sell my house anytime soon?
If you’re established in your current house, you’ll have more time to plant, maintain, and enjoy your yard and trees! Consistent home ownership entails getting to know your yard and the trees in it, as well as keeping up with care while dealing with any difficulties that arise.
It also allows you to be a nice neighbor since when a prospective buyer is looking at a property, curb appeal encompasses the properties surrounding it and across the street. You support your neighbors by maintaining your house and yard in good condition, which increases the value of the whole neighborhood.
Furthermore, effective tree upkeep might save you money over time. When you remain in a region where you have spent money in tree maintenance, you continue to enjoy more and more of those advantages.
What more can I do outside to boost the value of my home?
Landscaping and healthy yards are popular with buyers. While a well-kept grass and flowers are attractive, trees are the major attraction. However, having a manicured yard is beneficial, particularly if it integrates the older trees and plants that are already there.
Keeping the yard, garden, and trees in good condition and photo-ready not only boosts your pleasure of the property, but it may also pay off later if you need to sell.
Here are some suggestions to help you maintain your property in good condition.
•How to Protect Your Trees and Shrubs Before Winter
•Remember to include your trees in your spring yard cleaning.
•To keep your garden looking excellent, use wood chips.