Why It is Important

Proper tree care and maintenance can affect you in many ways.

 

Trees that are mature, well maintained and healthy can add to your property value, quality of life, and have an environmental impact.

 

Hidden Costs

If a tree is damaged due to construction or neglect, it may take years to show the effect. However, eventually its decline will start to show, with an increase in deadwood, root or trunk problems, leaf discoloration, or insect or diseases problems.

 

A large mature tree may cost significantly more to remove if it has structural issues. Trees that have structural issues are more difficult to remove and may require heavier equipment such as a crane.

 

To replace a mature tree is costly. There are fees for planting, installation, and initial care, and it may take 25 to 30 years before the new tree is as mature and grows to the size of the original tree.

 

It is a smart financial decision  to invest in preservation now rather than paying for a replacement tree later.
Property Value

Studies show that mature trees add 15-20% value to a neighborhood or community.


Older neighborhoods with well maintained trees helps increase the value of the homes.


Communities with trees attract more buyers with families.

Where Does the Rain Go?

Mature trees can also take up 50 to 300 gallons of water per day. Trees have been planted in areas where they help prevent runoffs, soil erosion, and they also help with the absorption of rainwater.

 

Water run offs can be an issue in some newer communities where there are fewer or no mature trees to absorb the rain water.

In some areas planting woodlands and reforestration is helping with flood and soil erosion issues.
If the water can not be absorb then where will it go? Many areas have issues with basement flooding, standing water, and puddling on the streets.

Trees are good for your:

 

* Home

* Pocket

* Health

* Environment

Saving You Money

Mature trees can provide shade during the summer months when it may be very hot and humid. Trees protect homes from sunlight, which can help decrease an air conditioning bill by 15 to 35%.


During the winter months, trees lose their leaves and allow sunlight into homes, helping with warmth.


Trees also help protect houses from winds and heavy rain.

Environmental Impact

Some trees produces fruits or nuts, which provide the food for birds and other animals. Trees also provide animals shelter.

 

Some trees are used for medicinal purposes in certain countries.

 

Mature trees purify the air and help reduce pollution, making the environment cleaner and safer for us.

 

According to some research

 

"On average, one tree produces nearly 260 pounds of oxygen each year. Two mature trees can provide enough oxygen for a family of four."


- Environment Canada, Canada's national environmental agency

Trees are not only good for the environment, they also are beneficial to our personal health and happiness.