No one disputes the aesthetic value of trees, but there are many financial aspects, which you may only realize if you are unfortunate enough to suffer a landscaping loss. Trees are valuable in many ways:
They are aesthetically beautiful.
They purify the air.
They save energy through providing cooling shade in summer, and also as a windbreak in winter.
They add financial value to your home.
They can act both as sound barriers and as privacy screens, as well as to screen out views you want to avoid seeing.
Scientific studies have shown that trees are a benefit to human’s mental well-being.
They provide habitat for wildlife.
Financial Value of Trees
The financial value of trees depends on various factors including:
The size of the tree
The type of tree
Condition and age of the tree
The location of the tree on your lot
These factors can be measured in dollars and cents by a certified arborist. Healthy, well-nourished trees can add 10-20% to the value of a property.
Take pictures of your trees and landscaping plants while they are healthy. If there is a loss later, this picture history will be invaluable.