The Value of Trees on Your Property

Many homes across America have trees either in their back or front yards. We see them every day when we leave, we clean up when leaves or branches when they fall, but have you ever taken the time to think about the real value they bring to your home?

For starters, they provide us with privacy, which is great for two reasons. One being the obvious reason of that they keep nosey neighbors and passing drivers from looking in on what you and your family are doing. The other being that homebuyers love privacy, meaning that if you were to sell your home, the trees would be a big selling point.

Trees and landscaping could also factor into how much you receive for your home if and when you sell it. Well planted and maintained trees could help you get more money for your home than if there were nothing in the yard. Even if you aren’t selling your home, though, trees also provide some pretty nice fringe benefits as well. If it is a hot day and the sun is beating down, the trees can provide necessary shade, allowing you to cool off.

If you live in an area that sees a great deal of precipitation, trees can help prevent flooding. The runoff water from a heavy rain or a spring melt will more than likely be absorbed by the trees’ roots, helping to keep this moisture out of your yard or, worse, your basement. Also, during these storms, trees can provide your home with a bit of protection from high winds and any small debris that might be blowing along with it.

Cold Stream Farm in Michigan offers wholesale bare root trees and shrubs. Our wide selection of vegetation will make the perfect addition to any yard. For more information on our available trees or to place an order, call us today at 231-464-5809!