Plant a Tree

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Considering adding plant material to your yard this year? Plant a tree! Adding trees to your landscape can have a measurable impact on property values and our environment. According to the Arbor Day Foundation, landscape trees can increase your property value up to 15% or more. They also remove carbon dioxide from the air, produce oxygen, and provide homes for birds. You can start enjoying the benefits of trees even soon after planting. Here are a few remarkable facts about trees:

  • According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, “the net cooling effect of a young, healthy tree is equivalent to ten room-size air conditioners operating 20 hours a day.” In fact, if you plant a tree on the west side of your house, in five years you should use 3% less energy, and in 15 years it should be 12% less due to shade.
  • Trees help to limit storm water runoff. Some of the water is stored in their root systems, and they help protect from erosion.
  • Trees’ leaves can improve air quality by absorbing air pollutants such as ozone, carbon monoxide, and sulfur dioxide.

Trees come in colors, shapes, and textures to fit every landscape and every budget. They give a feeling of peace and serenity to your property. So… if you want to improve your quality of life, property value, and the health of our environment- plant a tree!