How Trees Can Have an Impact on Your Property Value

Whether homeowners are getting ready for the sale of their home or planning to stay in their home for the long haul, they all have one thing in common: They want to make the best decisions concerning their property values. Some improvements pay off better than others. In fact, according to one study, for every dollar you invest in landscaping, you’ll see a return in the range of nearly 110 percent. If that isn’t an incentive to improve your outdoor space, then what is?

Trees are one of your most important investments when it comes to outdoor space, and there are good and bad decisions you can make. Some trees are good for property values—and others may not be. So here are some tips for the best trees to have if you want to improve your property value.

Money Doesn’t Exactly Grow on Trees—But It’s Close!

Trees can make you money in very tangible ways. The mere presence of a tree in the front yard can add more than 7,000 dollars of value to your property. And if that tree is part of a beautiful, well-cared-for landscape, that can add even more value to the home. The type of tree is often up to the potential homebuyer as well as the general aesthetics. Some people might like fruit trees, whereas others prefer evergreen trees. 

Should You Ever Cut Down Trees?

To increase property values and add to curb appeal, trees have to be healthy and well-maintained. They also need to be planted in the appropriate spot. But if you have a tree that poses a danger to the home or to other buildings, cutting that tree down could boost property values.

Here’s how you can decide if a tree should be removed from your yard:

  • The tree is completely dead. If this is the case, the tree needs to be removed.
  • The tree is closer to your home than about 15 feet. A tree this close will eventually become a danger, so removal is best.
  • The tree is diseased or infested with pests, it might need to be removed. You should call a professional tree service company to take a look at the tree, make a diagnosis, and let you know if the tree can and should be saved.

What Are the Best Trees for Boosting Property Values?

There are no specific tree types that are proven to improve the property value of a home. The most important consideration is that you plant trees that are appropriate to your area and for your planting zone. This will help ensure trees stay healthy and strong well into their maturity.

Here are some suggestions along with the corresponding zones:

  • Northern red oak (zones 3 to 8)
  • Sugar maple (zone 3 to 8)
  • Concolor fir (zones 4 to 7)
  • Bigleaf magnolia (zones 5 to 8)
  • Crape myrtle (zones 7to 10)

Call Root Tree Service for Advice on the Trees in Your Yard

Looking to boost your property value by planting the best tree for your yard? Contact a Denver tree service company today!

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