How Proper Tree Pruning Increases Property Value
Tree Care Techniques to Start Today
April 20, 2017
Curb appeal is one of the first things noticed about a property. While the landscaping doesn’t have to be professionally maintained, simple proper tree pruning techniques will make a difference in how your yard looks.
How Valuable are Trees?
With regular maintenance, your trees can grow to be healthy, strong money makers for your family. That’s right, money can grow on trees! In addition to appearance, trees increase property value for many reasons, including, but not limited to:
- Shade can help cool the area, reducing energy cost
- Pollutants in the air and water are absorbed
- Less soil erosion
- Reduced noise pollution
- Increased privacy
- And more.
Of course, this all depends on the type, size, location, and number of trees on the property, but trees are valuable—especially if they’re taken care of.
Proper Tree Pruning Practices
In order to keep the property value up, you have to keep up with tree maintenance. Trees should be evaluated and pruned regularly to check for disease, insects, and other possible detriments to the tree’s health.
Prune branches away from driveways, doorways, or structures they could fall on. You want to be able to see the value in the property, not the number of dead branches hanging from trees and around the lawn. The best time for pruning is in the late fall or winter when sap is not running and insects are dormant. Pruning trees is not only important for your property and safety, it’s important for the tree because:
- more light can pass through the tree,
- less wind resistance makes the tree stronger during a storm,
- and it’s a cleaner look.
Regular tree care is easier and less expensive than tree removal. Since you want to add value to your property, spending time taking care of your trees is worth the investment. When properly cared for, trees can greatly increase the aesthetic value of your home, making it more likely you’ll get more money back when it comes time to sell.
To ensure you’re doing the best you can for the green in your yard and in your pocket, contact the professionals at Elite Tree Care to discuss the best pruning practices for your trees today.
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