The last one will surprise you… ?
1. INCREASED PROPERTY VALUE
With the most suitable trees in just the right spaces (landscaping), your home becomes more appealing, contributing to its net worth.
Enhance your curb appeal and add beauty to your landscape. Consider planting trees that have unique shapes and vibrant colors. Your home will be the envy of the neighborhood.
3. TREES HAVE VALUE $$$
A mature Oak, Cherry or Walnut tree (only to name a few) often can be appraised for thousands of dollars.
4. FOOD and WILDLIFE
Trees grow healthy food. Fruit, nuts, berries are good for the eating and they also attract wildlife to your backyard. This can be a great learning experience for kids as they witness various birds, deer and small game inhabiting the area around your home.
Trees work well as a privacy screen and can be more affordable than installing a fence. If a fence is a necessity, plant colorful trees and foliage around it.
6. WIND BREAKS
Having the right trees planted strategically throughout your property helps block severe weather, protecting your home.
A tree with a large canopy shades your property, reducing the energy demands for keeping our houses cool and comfortable. Plus, the shade helps to shield the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays, allowing you (and your kids) to spend more time outdoors worry-free of sun exposure.
8. SAVE ENERGY – SAVE MONEY
With the proper placement of only a few trees, a household’s energy consumption for heating and cooling can be reduced significantly.
9. WOOD (of course)
Small twigs and branches scattered under trees can be collected and used for kindling fires outdoors at your firepit or indoors for the woodstove. Trees are firewood!
10. TREES CONTRIBUTE TO OUR GOOD HEALTH
Yes, they help clean our air, supply us with oxygen and even provide the means for quality drinking water, but did you know they are beneficial for mental health too? Recent studies are showing that exposure to nature and trees helps reduce mental fatigue while increasing clarity and creativity.
So spend more time in the vicinity of trees, if not at your home, at a local park, a nearby forest or the mountains! Imagine yourself becoming de-stressed, more focused and relaxed, simply from hanging out with a bunch of trees!
Sound too good to be true?
Much more on this later…Stay tuned to the BZ Blog.
In the meantime, plant a tree!
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