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The Benefit of Trees

Fun Facts

Handy Facts Regarding the Impact of Trees and Landscaping

1. Studies have shown that attractive landscaping increases the value of a home and that has been even more true in the past few years as the housing market continued to boom despite the soft economy. (as reported in the Star Tribune – May 24, 2003)

2. The money homeowners spend on landscaping is a good investment. When lots are attractive and well cared for it sends a message about the care of the house inside as well.
Eric Flom, home appraiser in Ramsey, Hennepin, Washington, and Dakota counties for Town & Home Appraisal Network in Roseville (reported in the Star Tribune – May 24, 2003)

3. According to the Council of Tree and Landscape Appraisers, a mature tree often can add an appraised value of $1,000 to $10,000 when comparing a home to similar properties.
Council of Tree and Landscape Appraisers (as reported in the Star Tribune – May 24, 2003)

4. Landscaping has become even more important in the past few years. Buyers are more informed and have higher expectations, he said, even for entry-level homes (those in a price range from $100,000 to $225,000). A nice lawn with some trees and flowers can help push a price into the higher end of its range and move the house faster.
Eric Flom, home appraiser in Ramsey, Hennepin, Washington, and Dakota counties for Town & Home Appraisal Network in Roseville (reported in the Star Tribune – May 24, 2003)

5. A distinctive landscape is an even stronger selling point for townhouses and other high-density developments, it’s less expected in those projects and shows the owner took some extra care.
Gary Zumberge, owner of CVS Home Appraisals in Edina (reported in the Star Tribune 5/23/2003)

6. Trees can cut energy costs, fight air and noise pollution, and help prevent erosion and storm-water damage. According to the American Forest Industry Association, one tree in the city can provide savings of up to $274 a year in air-conditioning costs.
American Forest Industry Association (as reported in the Star Tribune – May 24, 2003)

7. Comparison of Home Investment Recovery Averages (with sound planning)

  • Landscaping – 100 to 200 percent
  • Kitchen Remodeling – 75 to 125 percent
  • Bathroom remodeling – 20 to 120 percent
  • Installing a swimming pool – 20 to 50 percent
  • Money Magazine (reported in Star Tribune – May 24, 2003)
  1. Susan Shields says:

    I cannot tell you how thrilled we are with your work. As the leaves are coming out on the trees you trimmed in April, I can see the talent and artistry you applied while reshaping our trees. Even the little cherry with the damaged limb that had to removed looks bettter than ever. I know that you have become a long-term partner in caring for our home. All the best to you all.

    Regards,

    Susan & Denny
    Eagan, MN

  2. Robert Klare says:

    This is true for most people. Most people want to be eco-friendly but for the most part at least currently sometimes going green is not financially a good idea.

  3. Ethan:
    Thank You so much for you and your team’s
    excellence and fair pricing in trimming &
    removing trees in my yard and the neighbor’s adjoining yard this past week.
    It was a surprise and delight to watch your artists at work. I appreciated the extras, i.e. attention to detail: balance, beauty,and creative maneuvering to do the job and clean-up without injuring existing plantings or property.
    Five Star Kudos to you and company!
    Happily satisfied trees and customer!!
    Bonnie

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