How Planting Trees can save or Make you Money

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If you have a big enough garden planting a tree or two can be a good idea. They are a quick and easy way to make your garden look far more attractive. Provided you choose the right type, once they are established, it will not cost you very much money to look after them.


Buying the right tree is now really easy – These days finding and selecting the right trees for your garden is easy. Professionals like The Tree Center are only too happy to give homeowners advice. It is not in their interests to sell you a tree that is not suitable for your home. They know that when they provide you with sound advice you will likely buy from them again and tell all of your friends and family about them. So, there really is nothing stopping you from helping the environment and your local wildlife by planting a tree near your home. Plus, when you do so, you could end up saving, or making, quite a bit of money. You just need to read on to find out how.

Mature trees can add value to a property – In general, people like trees. So, if your property has a couple of nice ones it can make your home more attractive to potential buyers. This means that you can usually sell it for a bit more than would otherwise be possible. How much, is really hard to say.  Recent studies into this have been carried out in the USA, but not in the UK. However, what I can tell you is that in the USA the right mature tree can easily add 10% to the value of a property. If you are interested in planting a tree purely to add value to your home, it is wise to seek advice before doing so. A local estate agent will soon tell you what you need to know and help you to decide whether to go ahead.

Trees can help you to reduce your power bills – Planting trees in the right place can help to protect your property from the worst of the elements. For example, if, during the winter, your home is in the direct path of the prevailing wind it is going to cost more to heat. The cold wind is going to leech heat from your home. In that situation, planting dense evergreen trees in a protective line can make a huge difference. Provided the trees are wind hardy they will act as a physical barrier and will send much of the wind around your property.  In some cases, planting trees to make sure that certain parts of your property are shaded during the hottest parts of the day can also make sense. Taking this approach will reduce the need to have your air-conditioning or fans on.

Naturally, you need to be careful about which type of trees you plant for this purpose. You will likely need to choose a deciduous variety. So that in the winter months the leaves fall and the tree casts less of a shadow. If you plant evergreens there is a danger that your home will be shaded too much during the colder months. This could lead to your having to spend more on heating.

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