December 05 2016

5 Reasons Every Homeowner Should Have Trees on Their Property

Homeownership is one of life’s purest pleasures, especially here in New Jersey, where beaches, mountains, lakes, rivers, quaint towns and big cities are all within a short drive from home. If you’re not the outdoorsy or adventurous type, you can still appreciate the Garden State’s natural appeal when you hire a landscaping company to take care of your property’s tree service.

At High Tech Landscapes, we do much more than mow lawns and prune shrubs. We help homeowners bring their landscaping to life. In doing so, we often find that adding trees into the picture can instantly transform a landscape. Not only that; trees bring a variety of additional benefits. Here are the top reasons to plant trees on your property.

Lower Utility Costs
Dr. E. Greg McPherson at the Center for Urban Forest Research found that planting a tree on the west side of your home can amount to 3% savings on your energy bills over the course of 5 years. Specifically, the shade from trees helps to reduce your summer cooling costs dramatically.

Higher Property Value
Even if you don’t have any intention of selling your home in the foreseeable future, it’s always good to keep your property in top shape and make smart investments. Trees add curb appeal, which ups the market value. Various studies show that trees can increase property value by 10 to 20 percent.

Seasonal Charm
Bright buds in spring, lush leaves in summer, rustic colors in fall, and snow-covered branches in winter–trees show the most defined signs of every season, giving you something to appreciate year-round.

Better Air Quality
It’s well known that trees help us breathe by absorbing carbon dioxide and producing oxygen. According to environmental non-profit group, TreePeople, an acre of mature trees can provide enough oxygen for 18 people! That’s not to say you have to own an acre of land to make a difference; it just means that more trees make for a healthier household.

A Nicer Community
The above benefits are scalable, meaning if all of the homes on your street have trees, you and your neighbors will enjoy a beautiful and sustainable community. So, what are you waiting for? Invest in your landscaping today and you will see a return for years to come. For more information about High Tech’s residential landscaping services, click here.