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Increase Your Home’s Value – Plant a Tree

August 25, 2011

It’s always a good idea to regularly upgrade your home to increase its value. Some improvements are more cost effective than others and your REALTOR® can recommend projects with the best resale value.

Planting a tree is one improvement, however, that will always pay off. A beautiful tree will increase your property’s value by as much as 9 percent, says a study by The American Nursery & Landscape Association.

Trees can also significantly reduce your utility bills. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, properly placed trees will save you as much as 30 percent on air conditioning costs in summer and 20 to 50 percent for heating in winter.

Besides adding to your home’s resale value, several studies show that trees around your home will reduce stress, improve physical and mental health and even increase learning ability in children.

Planting a tree adds value to your home, reduces your utility bills and improves the quality of life. What could be a better home improvement than that?

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