Planting Trees Can Increase Your Home Value
Buying and planting trees require minimal money and time compared to the benefits you will receive. Trees add value and beauty to property, help lower utility bills when strategically planted for shade and windbreaks, and provide children and pets a fun place to play in and under. Before planting trees in your landscape, consider what benefits you want to derive. Different varieties offer different benefits, like these popular types:
Types Of Trees
These tree types are planted primarily for their shade-giving benefits and can provide decades (perhaps centuries) of pleasure. Shade trees help to lower energy usage during the summertime by keeping a home cooler, so less air conditioning is needed. Most of these tree varieties grow slowly and are deciduous, but certain evergreens can also provide a location with the desired respite from the sun’s rays.
Red Maple Trees
Color is what this tall, sturdy tree brings into a landscape. The new leaf growth in the spring has red edges in the fall,l, and the maple leaves will turn a brilliant red before dropping to the ground. The red maple can grow up to 60 feet in height and need plenty of horizontal space to grow out into as well. Red maple trees are hardy and will spread out to fill up to about a 40 feet space.
The mighty oak tree is so-called for a good reason; it grows strong and sturdy and reaches majestic heights while providing shade and acorns for wildlife. Classified as hardwood, oak trees are resistant to diseases and pests and will last decades in a landscape. The only downside to having them growing in a landscape is the large number of acorns that drop to the ground during the early fall. Each acorn contains the seed for a new oak tree, and it will quickly sprout, take root and grow unless the acorns are removed from the landscape. Deer and other wildlife love to eat tasty acorns, so oak trees are an excellent choice to plant at the perimeters of wooded areas.
Dogwoods, ornamental cherry, plum, pear, crabapple, and tulip poplar are a few flowering trees that will add color, fragrance, and beauty to a landscape. Flowering trees come in various heights ranging from a manicured 6-foot tall ornamental fruit tree to a 60-foot tall tulip poplar. Bloom colors span the color gamut, and most will produce a heady fragrance when in full bloom during the spring of the year.