- Author: Susan Flaherty
I recently heard a comment that really surprised me! A home buyer did not want trees in the yard! They thought raking leaves was too much work and the potential of a fallen limb during a storm was dangerous.
If they asked for my opinion I would have told them about some of the benefits of trees.
Trees are produce a healthy environment. They purify the air we breathe by taking in carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen. A tree's roots help to keep groundwater clean.
Properly planted and cared for shade trees can reduce home energy costs by up to 40%. Trees cool the air by releasing water vapor and cool the earth by giving shade which helps with climate control.
Also, healthy, mature trees can add an average of 10% to a property's value and give neighborhoods an established look.
Trees can be very beneficial.