Wait before you cut down those saplings in your yard, because full-grown trees can offer some surprising benefits.
Lower Cooling Expenses During Summer
Trees can even save you money, especially during the “dog days” of summer.
According to National Arbor Day, large deciduous plants, when planted on the east, west and northwest sides of your home, can reduce cooling expenses during the summer by as much as 35%.
For many homeowners, that translates into hundreds of dollars in savings per year!
Increases Home Value
While there are always exceptions to this rule, many homeowners have found the value of their home increases when they have full-grown trees surrounding it.
According to the Council of Tree and Landscape Appraisers, just a single mature tree can yield an appraised vale of between $1,000 and $10,000.
A separate report published by the Management Information Services found that landscaping with trees can increase property values by up to 20%.
If you plan on hosting outdoor parties during the summer, you’ll probably want a shaded area – something that trees can assist with.
Trees offer shade and comfort for outdoor living, allowing you and your guests to stay cool throughout the otherwise hot summer season.
Of course, trees will also attract birds, which is another reason why homeowners grow them.
If you enjoy watching and listening to birds, try growing some trees in your yard. Certain varieties of trees will even attract certain species of birds.
So if you want to see a specific species of bird, do your research beforehand to determine what type of tree it prefers.
As you may already know, trees are mother nature’s own air filter. They capture harmful airborne pollutants and carbon dioxide while subsequently releasing fresh oxygen back into the atmosphere.
To say trees are low maintenance would be an understatement. They require virtually no work once fully mature. And even before then, the only thing you really need to do is water and prune them.
So if you don’t have a lot of time to dedicate towards your landscape, try growing some trees.
Reduces Stress and Anxiety
No, that’s not a typo. Studies have shown that people who are exposed to environments in which trees naturally grow have lower stress levels. It’s unclear how trees can relieve stress and anxiety, but science suggests that it works.
With fall upon us, it’s the perfect time to plant new trees in your landscape.
The Woodsman Company offers tree planting, tree pruning and shrub trimming, tree removal and stump grinding as well as a tree wellness program.
If we can help with any of your tree care needs give us a call at 512-846-2535 or 512-940-0799 or
Suzan Halterman says
Wow, I had no idea that trees could help capture pollutants in the air. They really are nature’s filters. I need to get me a tree service out here and see about taking out some older trees and bringing in some newer younger healthier trees. It would be nice to clean the air around my house. A little fresh air never hurt anyone.